Angelina, all her kids, some of the cast of First They Killed My Father and Loung Ung attended the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado, USA on September 2 in Telluride. They seem to have arrived on September 1 and all the events were on the 2nd. Enjoy the photos!
New interview by Deadline who met Angelina at the Telluride Film Festival and she confirms that Maleficent 2 is going to happen! Hurray for that!
Angelina Jolie told me she’s having a great time at her first Telluride Film Festival, where since the debut here Saturday of First They Killed My Father, her fourth directorial effort that’s been winning strong praise.
The powerful, beautifully shot film, set during the 1970s when Pol Pot’s deadly Khmer Rouge regime terrorized Cambodia, will debut on Netflix and in select theaters in mid-September after Jolie takes it to the Toronto Film Festival.
The film is based on Loung Ung’s memoir about the devastating effect the Khmer Rouge had on her own family when she was just 9 years old. Ung, who is also in Telluride, adapted the book with Jolie. But Jolie told the Telluride audience yesterday the Cambodian people really made it themselves. “Netflix made it possible and gave them the tools to tell their story,” she said.
Read full interview in our press archive.
Entertainment Weekly posted an article about First They Killed My Father and also shared their and others thoughts (through tweets). A huge majority was very positive and very impressed by Angelinas work on the movie.
Angelina Jolie and the spirit of Winston Churchill have at least one thing in common: Films they had a hand in creating have each received enthusiastic standing ovations at the Telluride Film Festival.
Jolie’s latest directorial offering, First They Killed My Father, was greeted with warm praise after its world premiere screening at the awards-positioning, Colorado-based festival Saturday morning, and initial social media reactions have been largely positive for the adaptation of Loung Ung’s memoir of the same name, which follows a young girl’s struggle for survival throughout the oppressive Khmer Rouge regime, responsible for the class-driven murders of millions of Cambodians between 1975 to 1978.
Standing ovation for Angelina's First They Killed My Father.
— Sasha Stone (@AwardsDaily) September 2, 2017
Without Evidence is the second full film that Angelina starred in back in 1995 and it’s a true crime TV movie and she was 19 years old when she filmed it. Her part is smaller and I wouldn’t say the movie is great but I would say that everything with Angelina is worth watching! This movie was filmed before her big part in Hackers which was released in 1995 too. And the rest is history! 😉