"They Killed My Father First," directed by Angelina Jolie with support from Netflix, has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, reports Variety.|
The drama depicting the Cambodian genocide under the rule of the Khemer Rouge through the eyes of Cambodian writer and human rights activist Lung Un went to a film screening in Toronto after its premiere at the Telluride Festival, where it won critical acclaim. It was produced by Riti Panh, whose Lost Image was also nominated in this category in 2014.
It was not the first time that Jolie found herself in the director's chair and acted as one of the scriptwriters, presenting to the audience a work about a foreign culture in a foreign language. In 2005, she received a second citizenship in Cambodia, and her project has recruited thousands of Cambodians to work on the set - a milestone for the local film industry.
For the actress and director, this work is of great importance: in 2002, the adopted child Maddox Jolie-Pitt, who was born in Cambodia, appeared in her family. Telling the whole world about what most reputable media are hushed up has become the main task of the film crew, and when Netflix Content Editor Ted Sarandos suggested sending the tape for Academy evaluation, Jolie supported the idea.
The Topic of Article: Jolie's Film Nominated for Oscar.