Saturday, September 26, 2020

Film

Cambodia Town Film Festival is moving online and it’s all free

The annual Cambodia Town Film Festival returns this week, but like just about all events, it’s all going to be online because of the coronavirus pandemic.

First They Killed My Father: Criminally underrated masterpiece by Angelina Jolie that deserves your...

Based on the memoir by Loung Ung who also co-wrote the screenplay with Jolie, First They Killed My Father traces the journey of a 5-year-old girl, who with her family, is forced into the labour camps in Cambodia during the period of Khmer Rouge.

Cambodia’s Rithy Panh Discusses the Ethical Quandaries of ‘Irradiated’ at the Sarajevo Film Festival

Cambodian director Rithy Panh survived the brutal Khmer Rouge regime that took the lives of many of his friends and family. His latest film “Irradiated,” which premiered in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival, does not shy away from human horrors like those he experienced in his youth.

Interview: Jimmy Henderson on What He Found with “The Prey”

On his creative rejuvenation in Cambodia and pursuing another ass-kicking adventure.

‘The Prey’ Takes ‘Dangerous Game’ to Cambodia

Action-packed shoot-em-up is not the best adaptation of the story — but it’s a fun ride.

‘The Prey’ Review: ‘Jailbreak’ Director Delivers Intense Rumble in Cambodian Jungle

Jimmy Henderson delivers another scrappy yet satisfying low-budget action movie in a country where the genre has been all but nonexistent.

Ellen Wong Examines Cambodian’s Past in ‘In the Life of Music’ Trailer

"Are you Hope?" Indican Pictures has released an official US trailer for a Cambodian drama titled In the Life of Music, which originally premiered in 2018 at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.

‘Cambodia Burning’ Shortlisted for Earth Photo 2020 Competition

Grantee Sean Gallagher’s short film “Cambodia Burning,” part of his Pulitzer Center-supported reporting project of the same name, has been shortlisted for the Earth Photo 2020 competition in the Changing Forests category.

Sequel to Cambodian Action Hit ‘Jailbreak’ in the Works (Exclusive)

Action actors Cecep Arif Rahman and Yayan Ruhian, known for their work in 'The Raid' movies and 'John Wick 3 – Parabellum,' are in talks to play villains.

‘Graves Without a Name’ Review: An Impossible Quest in Cambodia

The filmmaker Rithy Panh attempts to find where his parents, victims of the Khmer Rouge, are buried.

Doc Corner: Rithy Panh’s ‘Graves Without a Name’

It is not very often an autobiographical documentary about genocide is selected to open a prestigious strand of one of the biggest film festivals in the world.

Sergio True Story: How Accurate Every Event In The Netflix Movie Is

Netflix's new biographical drama Sergio recounts the final hours of UN diplomat Sergio Vieira de Mello. Here's how it compares to the true story.

Prue Leith: ‘I worried about my daughter finding her birth mother’

Prue Leith is telling me what a bad mother she was to her daughter, Li-Da Kruger, growing up. I don’t believe her for a second, though she lists off reams of apparent offences.

Rise and fall of Cambodian refugee ‘Donut King’ charted in award-winning film

Filmmaker Alice Gu is a self-professed foodie – but she found herself genuinely stumped when her son’s nanny told her about a particular confection two years ago.

SXSW 2020 review: THE DONUT KING spotlights the Cambodian refugee that launched the California...

If you’ve ever picked up a dozen donuts in one of those unmistakable pink boxes or browsed through the astonishing variety of donuts on display at shops like DK’s, then you have Ted Ngoy to thank.

How I Fled Communist Genocide and Became the ‘Donut King’ of L.A.

Ted Ngoy, subject of the new documentary “The Donut King,” fled the Cambodian genocide to America, where he built a donut empire. He writes about his extraordinary journey.

The Terrifying True Story That Inspired ‘A Nightmare On Elm Street’

Among the likes of Halloween and Friday the 13th, Wes Craven’s 1984 film A Nightmare on Elm Street is a notorious slasher film that’s been the basis for a multitude of sequels, reboots, and tie-in media.

Bruce Robinson: Meet the man behind The Killing Fields

In 1985, Cambodian Haing S Ngor became the first Asian to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the iconic The Killing Fields. The Globe sat down with the film's screenplay writer Bruce Robinson on the 24th anniversary of Ngor's murder to hear his reflections on the man and the movie.

Rod Rathjen on Why Human Trafficking Tale ‘Buoyancy’ Had to be Made as Fiction

Australian Rod Rathjen’s first film as director, “Buoyancy” is a powerful dramatization of human trafficking within Thailand’s offshore fishing fleet. Shot largely in Khmer and Thai, and selected as Australia’s foreign-language Oscar contender, it may also be a role model for cultural sensitivity and activism.

Australian Movie on Bonded Labor in Thai Fishing Sector Receives Acclaim

Australian movie “Buoyancy” that follows the life of a Cambodian boy being trafficked into working on a Thai fishing trawler – mirroring real life stories – has won the Best Youth Feature Film at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in Brisbane.

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Chinese Covid-19 Quarantine Fugitives Still at Large After 2 Weeks

Phnom Penh’s police chief said on Wednesday that authorities have yet to track down two Chinese men who escaped from Covid-19 quarantine on September 9 despite authorities searching for two weeks.