‘First They Killed My Father’ must inspire viewers: Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie
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Los Angeles, Dec 3: Hollywood actress-director Angelina Jolie hopes her upcoming film “First They Killed My Father” will encourage people to go to Cambodia.

The 42-year-old has directed the film based on author Lung Ung’s account of the Khmer Rouge 1975-79 rule in Cambodia. It showcases a difficult period in history, but she wants viewers to see past that and explore’ the “beautiful” land and its people.

“I love this country so much and I hope that when people see the film, they don’t just see the war and the suffering, but they get to really know this Cambodian family,” Jolie told Psychologies magazine, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

The film screened at the Telluride and Toronto International Film Festival, and was released worldwide on Netflix on September 15, 2017. It was selected as the Cambodian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film for the forthcoming 90th Academy Awards.

“My wish is that they see the beautiful culture, language and talented artists. I hope people will come and bring work and travel to Cambodia,” she added.

“It was also important for them because one of the first steps the Khmer Rouge took was to kill all the artists and writers and anyone who could be creative and expressive. So seeing Cambodian artists contributing to this film was special and beautiful,” Jolie asserted.

Wefornews Bureau 

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