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Angelina Jolie's 'First They Killed My Father' Gets Raves at Telluride, Deemed Her Best Directorial Effort

Angelina Jolie's 'First They Killed My Father' Gets Raves at Telluride, Deemed Her Best Directorial Effort

Angelina Jolie just presented the world premiere of her new directorial effort First They Kill My Father at the 2017 Telluride Film Festival and critics who saw the movie are giving it rave reviews!

This is the fourth film directed by the Oscar-winning actress, following In the Land of Blood and Honey, Unbroken, and By the Sea.

Angelina‘s movie received a standing ovation from the audience that saw it on Saturday morning (September 2) and people are saying it has a great shot at the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, in addition to other categories.

The movie will debut in theaters on September 15, the same day it will begin streaming on Netflix. Read the reviews below!

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  • cee

    I am so proud to be a fan and I wish that the critics would be honest and not judge her differently than other directors as they usually do. They are always harsher it seems because she is Angelina. I pray her karma carries her to the award season.

  • http://fasdeangelinajolie.blogspot.com.br/ Fãs de Angelina Jolie

    I hope this movie elevates her status as a director, and open more doors for other women to enter the director career.

  • loff

    So proud of her and I hope everyone supports the movie.

  • loff

    Scott Feinberg‏Verified account @ScottFeinberg 2h2 hours ago
    FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER is Angelina Jolie’s best directorial effort yet. Might well be a contender beyond the foreign language category.

    Erik Anderson‏ @awards_watch 2h2 hours ago
    Replying to @ScottFeinberg
    You think Cambodia will submit this? I guess being a US/Cambodian co-production is enough for eligibility.

  • Passing Through

    Congrats to Angie for a successful first showing. Hope TIFF goes as well as this one.

  • loff

    AMEN

  • loff
  • lyric

    Amen to that.

  • loff
  • loff
  • Beedyq

    Thanks loff 😘

  • loff
  • busted

    same.. the positives should help.

  • loff

    Entertainment Weekly‏Verified account @EW 2h2 hours ago
    Angelina Jolie’s First They Killed My Father hailed her best film, gets standing ovation at Telluride
    http://ew.com/movies/2017/09/02/telluride-angelina-jolie-first-they-killed-my-father/?utm_campaign=entertainmentweekly&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&xid=entertainment-weekly_socialflow_twitter

  • loff

    Scott Mantz‏Verified account @MovieMantz 2h2 hours ago
    FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER: A bit long, but powerful loss-of-innocence, coming-of-age drama superbly directed by #AngelinaJolie! #Telluride
    https://twitter.com/MovieMantz/status/904057412503687168

  • loff

    I hope u all don’t mind just bringing stuff over before dog trolls have their meltdowns again

  • loff

    Scott Foundas ‏Verified account @foundasonfilm 2h2 hours ago
    Big (and well earned) #Telluride standing ovation for Angelina Jolie and Loung Ung at 1st screening of FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER.

  • whodunit?

    Congrats. Can’t wait to see it. Cambodia is such an overlooked country. Glad it’s getting some time in the spotlight.

  • Beedyq

    Happy to see all you are bringing over😘😘

    I ignore the trolls as I have most of them blocked.

  • loff

    It needs all the good will

  • loff

    I’m happy to, annoy people , especially who feel annoyed.

  • http://www.amazon.com/Aubrey-Anderson/e/B01BHC8VMI/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1466893529&sr=8-1 Lady Valeria

    So is the standing o prestigious or standard?

  • loff

    Sasha Stone‏ Verified account @AwardsDaily 3h3 hours ago
    Standing ovation for Angelina’s First They Killed My Father.

  • loff

    Mark Johnson‏ @MarkLikesMovies 3h3 hours ago
    First They Killed My Father is Jolie’s best work. Brutal, grueling, and deeply personal. The film she was destined to make @AwardsCircuit

  • loff

    It depends upon the person.

  • loff

    Sasha Stone‏Verified account @AwardsDaily 3h3 hours ago
    Angelina Jolie’s q&a at Telluride.
    https://www.pscp.tv/w/bHmZkTQxMDI4MzN8MU9kS3JvQVhYYnBHWKs4X4Icj_lRYam6-hYpmcGuiKmFRaMNmeL__fPEJFnj

  • loff

    Scott Feinberg‏Verified account
    FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER is Angelina Jolie’s best directorial effort yet. Might well be a contender beyond the foreign language category.

    Erik Anderson‏ @awards_watch 2h2 hours ago
    Replying to @ScottFeinberg
    You think Cambodia will submit this? I guess being a US/Cambodian co-production is enough for eligibility.

    Daniel Joyaux‏ @Thirdmanmovies 25m25 minutes ago
    Replying to @ScottFeinberg
    Is it a Cambodian co-production? IMDb says it’s from US. If it’s just a US film, I don’t think it’s eligible for the foreign language Oscar.

  • GroundControl500

    Great news! Can’t wait to see this.

  • loff

    Is it playing near you?

  • GroundControl500

    #Sasha is still crazy. #paddedcell. Don’t care what she writes.

  • loff

    Do not disagree with the crazy part and being a hen.

  • Beedyq

    So true 😆😆😆

  • GroundControl500

    Yes. DC has a number of Landmark theaters, one within walking distance of my home.

  • Malf

    This. She can fvck off! She’ll back to trashing Angie in no time. Please leave her in an abandoned mine in Telluride.

  • loff

    you are so lucky.

  • loff

    erickohn‏Verified account @erickohn
    I’ve admired aspects of Angelina Jolie’s filmmaking across all her work. Now she’s delivered her best. #telluride

  • loff

    Angelina Jolie film is ovationed at Telluride Film Festival – https://www.youtube.com/wat...

  • loff

    video
    J Don Birnam‏ @jdonbirnam 16m16 minutes ago
    Standing O and not a dry eye for #AngelinaJolie and her film at #TellurideFilmFestival
    https://twitter.com/jdonbir...

  • Malf

    So glad of the positive reception Angie is getting for the movie.

    As loff pointed out in the previous thread, the reviewers main complaint seems to be the length of the movie. I agree sometimes movies are too long but then its the dbl standards that are bs. If Nolan has a long movie then it’s called an epic….Intersnooze anyone?! Whoops, I forgot the difference is according to the critics and fanboyz, Nolan can do no wrong and he farts rainbows. LMAO.

  • loff

    loff • a few seconds ago
    OMG I did not realize it was Ken Burns with Angie
    https://www.instagram.com/p...

    Doug Nichol‏ @Doug_Nichol 2h2 hours ago
    Amazing film from #AngelinaJolie #FirstTheyKilledMyFather #Telluride2017

  • loff

    You should be glad non one used the V word yet ,you know the Vanity Project, so I will take long over that any day LOL

  • Malf

    You must have missed TP’s major fangirling from the last thread! LOL..

  • loff

    Which one ? she has so many.

  • loff

    reb‏ @damnjolie 36m36 minutes ago
    me after reading the first reviews for FTKMF
    https://twitter.com/damnjolie/status/904085790287908864

  • Malf

    Duh, vanity projects are for women & passion projects are for dudes especially entitled white ones. ROTFL.

  • loff
  • loff

    Kristopher Tapley‏Verified account @kristapley 4h4 hours ago
    Mantle’s photography is the best I’ve seen all year. Beautifully subjective throughout. Maybe his best work, too.

  • Malf

    This. For a pushing 70 year old, she fangirls better than the young’uns! LOL.

    She was drooling over Ken Burns.

  • loff

    Wonder if they are going to use the P word for Clooney?

  • loff

    LOL Oh her.. that frisky 70 year old,,,run Ken Run….