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.


THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
2017, 20th Century Fox, 139 min, USA, Dir: Michael Gracey

A bold and original musical, THE GREATEST SHOWMAN celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life. Hugh Jackman stars as visionary promoter P.T. Barnum, who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation: The Barnum & Bailey Circus. Featuring songs by Academy Award® winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (LA LA LAND), this inspiring biopic costars Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya.


THE LOST CITY OF Z
2016, Amazon Studios, 141 min, Dir: James Gray

Based on author David Grann’s nonfiction bestseller, this is the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite ridicule from the scientific establishment, the determined Fawcett - supported by his devoted wife (Sienna Miller), son (Tom Holland) and aide-de-camp (Robert Pattinson) - returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925. A stirring tribute to the exploratory spirit and a conflicted adventurer driven to the verge of obsession.


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