Considering Angelina Jolie is one of the most famous actresses on the planet and has been going through a divorce with another one of the world's most famous people, it is no secret Jolie has spent much of her time in relative seclusion, and focusing her time on family.
But the 41-year old is heading back to the big screen with her latest feature, First They Killed My Father.
The film appeared in Cambodia over the weekend and marks one of her first public appearances since the legal battle ensued. Directed by Jolie, the film was inspired by her adopted Cambodian son Maddox and tells the story of former refuge Cambodian Loung Un growing up in the country during a politically heated time.
In addition to attending the screening for the film with her children, Jolie also went to the royal residence to speak with Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni.
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Of Maddox's influence on the project, Jolie said, "I wanted to focus not just on the war but on the love of family and on the beauty of the country and in fact I wanted to understand what my son's birth parents may have gone through."
Maddox and his five siblings all stood alongside their mother at the event as the whole family beamed with pride.
More than serving as just inspiration, Maddox also helped develop the project. When speaking with The Guardian, Jolie revealed, "He was the one who just called it and said he was ready and that he wanted to work on it, which he did. He read the script, helped with notes, and was in the production meetings."
Jolie, who has been granted Cambodian citizenship, spoke fondly of the country, confessing, "I feel like nobody is here for themselves and everybody here to do any job is here to put something forward and help their country speak."
The director knew it was important that the film get made by Cambodian people and accessible to them, which is why a large portion of the film is in the Khmer language.
Although the film doesn't get released until much later this year on Netflix, Jolie is ensuring multiple public screenings of the film throughout Cambodia.
[H/T Daily Mail]
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