Category: First They Killed My Father

Schedule for Toronto Film Festival

Here is Angelina and her films schedule for the upcoming Toronto Film Festival.

The Breadwinner is showing on 3 days. The 8th, 10th and 16th of Sept.

FTFMF is showing on the 11th, 12th, 15th and 17th of Sept.

– “In Conversation With…” programme includes boundary-pushing actor, director, producer and humanitarian Angelina Jolie.
10:02 AM – Aug 22, 2017

‘First They Killed My Father’ featurette captures and videos

Here is captures and videos from the five First They Killed My Father ‘making of’ featurettes that has been released so far. I will be adding more photos soon, especially of Angelina being on set!

Official trailer for ‘First They Killed My Father’

Official trailer for ‘First They Killed My Father’

Today the second trailer for First They Killed My Father was released and a date has been set for the Netflix premiere and it will air on September 15. So be sure to make a mark in your calendar – I sure will!

Refutes Vanity Fair’s Portrayal Of Controversial Auditions

The Huffington Post (Canada) has published an article about the false news about how they made kids audition for First They Killed My Father during the production. Below is quotes from Angelina herself and Rithy Panh, the producer of the movie, and they answer directly to the false accusations directly.

This is what we will post about this, it’s sad if this in any way will overshadow this upcoming movie, which is based on such an important subject.

Please, always have in mind that media comes up with false statements all the time to sell more and I think it’s very easy to tell that Angelina, who has done so much for human rights and people around the world – would never do something like this.

The actress faced critics after the magazine said her directors gave Cambodian children money, then took it away.

Angelina Jolie is upset over a recent Vanity Fair profile that depicted an audition scene for her upcoming Cambodian film “First They Killed My Father,” which many people found exploitative.

The Vanity Fair cover story, published online this week, described a “game” Jolie’s casting directors played with children from “orphanages, circuses and slum schools” while searching for an actor to play the role of Loung Ung, the author of the memoir on which the is film based.

In the game, as described by Vanity Fair contributor Evgenia Peretz, casting directors placed money in front of the children, asked them what they needed the money for, then took it away to elicit a reaction.

Critics called the casting strategy described in the magazine emotionally abusive and cruel.

Jolie said in a statement Saturday that the audition scene had been taken out of context. According to the actress, there were parents, guardians and non-governmental organization partners, as well as medical doctors, present throughout the entire filmmaking process, including auditions. She emphasized that no one was hurt by participating in the recreation of the film’s scenes.
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