ANGELINA JOLIE TO DIRECT A MOVIE NOW!
“First they killed my father” is Angelina Jolie’s new movie, based on the story of activist Loung Ung. Learn more details here!
Actress and screenwriter Angelina Jolie will direct and produce ” First they killed my father “, Netflix original film, which will be a portrait of war through the eyes of a girl. The film is an adaptation of the autobiography of the Cambodian and activist Loung Ung titled ” First they killed my father: A daughter of cambodia remembers “, in which she recounts her struggle for human rights during the Khmer Rouge regime.
After reading her book, Angelina contacted her and for 10 years they are friends. Together they created the film adaptation, it was reported in a press release. ” Loung’s book deepened forever my understanding of how children experience war and how it affects their emotional memory. And it helped me get even closer to the people of Cambodia, the land of my son (Maddox ), “the actress said in the document.
The production of this Angelina film, in which Rithy Panh also collaborates, who directed ” The Lost Picture “, nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Film, will begin in late 2015. ” First they killed my father ” will be released in English and Khmer (main language of Cambodia), and will be available to members of the Netflix Internet TV network in 2016, as well as to be presented at the major international festivals.