Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Major players in Oscar’s foreign-language category are starting to stake out their territories, ahead of the Academy’s October 2 submission deadline. On Monday, Cambodia selected Angelina Jolie’s child’s-eye view of the Khmer Rouge era, First They Killed My Father, as its official submission. Though Jolie has held dual American/Cambodian citizenship since 2005, the choice of a Western woman director to represent the Southeast Asian country is unusual, and brings both the actress’s star power and Netflix’s deep pocketbook to the foreign-language race. Meanwhile, the French Oscar committee has picked Robin Campillo’s AIDS activism drama BPM (Beats Per Minute) to represent the country over Michel Hazanavicius’s Jean-Luc Godard tribute, Redoutable, Screendaily’s Melanie Goodfellow reports. BPM, which The Orchard will release stateside, won the Grand Prix at Cannes and major plaudits from critics—including’s V.F.’s Richard Lawson, who called it “broadly enlightening and piercingly intimate.” Also in the mix are Ruben Östlund’s Swedish Palme d’Or-winning art-world satire, The Square (Magnolia), and Sebastián Lelio’s Chilean transgender drama A Fantastic Woman (Sony Pictures Classics). The Academy has grown more international with its two recent classes of invitees—how the increasingly global group evaluates its most cosmopolitan category will be something to watch.

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  1. EJ 🐺‏ @_ejlazaro 2m2 minutes ago
    #FirstTheyKilledMyFather is a must watch/read. It's all about the Cambodian Genocide of the 70's where almost quarter of Cambodia's population, almost 2 million)...was killed by the Kmer Rouge regime. Something that's worth your time 👍

    Peter Kwong‏ @Taichispirit 14m14 minutes ago
    I met Angelina Jolie at Motion Picture Academy. Her film First They Killed My Father, OUTSTANDING! #AngelinaJolie #FirstTheyKilledMyFather

    jes vu‏ @jesthevu 51m51 minutes ago
    Finally saw #FirstTheyKilledMyFather & loved it. Pleasantly surprised at the direction of Angelina Jolie's film.

    Valentin Bonite‏ @Vj_Alby 53m53 minutes ago
    #FirstTheyKilledMyFather stands out as Jolie's best film.

    hello_oek‏ @hello_oek 1h1 hour ago
    Just finished #FirstTheyKilledMyFather @NetflixANZ a second time round, with my sister. Gave us little insight to what our family faced 🙏

    Adrian‏ @ ad171anbayu Sep 17
    To put it simple, if you love classic cinema, #FirstTheyKilledMyFather is a treat of a lifetime. Go see it @netflix

    Gabrielle Davis @gabby_toosweet Sep 17
    I love movies like #FirstTheyKilledMyFather cause you learn so much. I'm not even in the middle of the movie and pausing and google info

    yes vu @jesthevu 55m55 minutes ago
    Finally saw #FirstTheyKilledMyFather & loved it. Pleasantly surprised at the direction of Angelina Jolie's film.

    CineFlix Daily‏ @cineflixdaily 3h3 hours ago

  2. Fussy appears to be a new photo, sadly these posters never give credit to the original source so am non the wiser where it came from.



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