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.


MRS. BROWN
1997, Park Circus/Miramax, 103 min, UK/Ireland/USA, Dir: John Madden

Following the death of Prince Albert in 1861, a devastated Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) largely retreated from public life. In an effort to coax her back to her royal duties, one of Albert’s trusted servants, John Brown (Billy Connolly), was assigned to work for the monarch; the scandalously close relationship that ensued inspired this perceptive and witty fact-based drama. Dench’s performance as Victoria brought her Golden Globe and BAFTA awards as well as an Oscar nomination.


HOCHELAGA, LAND OF SOULS
TERRE DES ÂMES
2017, 100 min, Canada, Dir: François Girard

After a tremendous downpour hits Montreal, a huge sinkhole opens up in Percival-Molson Stadium during a football game. The stadium is evacuated and becomes a protected archaeological site, revealing centuries of history beneath the field. Mohawk archaeologist Baptiste Asigny (Samian) discovers a multitude of generations who have occupied the land, each with buried secrets, as he sets out to find what he’s sought his entire career: the vestiges of the village of Hochelaga where his Iroquoian ancestors met French explorer Jacques Cartier in October 1535. The impressive cast includes Vincent Perez, Wahiakeron Gilbert, Raoul Trujillo, Sébastien Ricard and Siân Phillips.


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