Angelina Jolie took some time off from her busy schedule to attend the Cambodian International Film Festival in Phnom Penh on Saturday. The 40-year-old director and actress took her husband, Brad Pitt, to the festival to enjoy a day off work.
Jolie and Pitt were honorary guests at the festival. It is assumed that Jolie has made a lot of friends in the country because she has decided to direct a film based on an acclaimed Cambodian novel. Her new movie, “First they killed my father” deals with the gritty subject genocide, specifically the Khmer Rouge genocide from the 1970’s which had killed millions in Cambodia all through the decade of the 1970’s.
Jolie is in Cambodia to shoot that very film. She probably discussed the new movie with the Cambodians who were all praise for her work at the Festival. She appeared on stage at the Cambodian International Festival to discuss her newest movie with Cambodian film maker Rithy Panh, who has also incidentally directed many films and long documentaries about the Khmer Rouge genocide.
Khmer Rouge genocide was carried out by communists of Cambodia which took the lives of over 2 million people. Jolie’s new directorial venture will be based on Loung Ung’s tragic memoir of the Khmer Rougue genocide which tells the tale of her personal experiences with the Khmer Rouge regime.
MailOnline reports that Jolie wore a black strappy long dress to the festival and her husband Brad Pitt wore a white shirt with cream trousers. Jolie told the press that she had also invited her oldest son Maddox to the sets of the movie so he could better understand his cultural heritage. Jolie and Pitt had adopted Maddox in Cambodia and the country is of special significance to Jolie and Pitt.
Angelina Jolie’s latest effort at film-making, “By the Sea” is already playing in theaters.
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