FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER
2017, Netflix, 136 min, Cambodia/USA, Dir: Angelina Jolie

This shattering child’s-eye view of the Cambodian genocide is based on the memoir of survivor Loung Ung, who was 5 years old when Khmer Rouge forces took control of Phnom Penh in 1975. Played by newcomer Sreymoch Sareum, Loung is separated from her parents, brothers and sisters and forced to work harvesting food for the army before she is eventually turned into a child soldier herself. “An engrossing, dynamically shot movie that moves with real fluidity and complexity.” - Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times.


IN THE LAND OF BLOOD AND HONEY
A VER ES MEZ FOLDJEN
2011, FilmDistrict, 127 min, USA, Dir: Angelina Jolie

In 1990s Sarajevo, Serbian policeman Danijel (Goran Kostić) and Muslim artist Ajla (Zana Marjanović) fall in love despite their ethnic differences. Separated when the Balkan War erupts, the two meet again when Ajla becomes a prisoner at the camp Danijel oversees. As the conflict rages on, their relationship darkens as each is torn by other loyalties. Angelina Jolie’s remarkable debut as a writer-director shines new light on a war whose wounds remain fresh, and whose causes remain murky to Western observers.

"The most compelling, heartfelt movie Jolie has made in years. She isn't in it, but she's all over it." - Mary F. Pols, Time Magazine

In Bosnian with English subtitles.


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