“The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, is an annual awards show celebrating achievements in cinema across a number of categories from the past year.
“First They Killed My Father” is among the 92 films on the Academy’s initial long list, which will be shot down to a handful before the final nominees are decided in January 2018.
And there is a good chance that Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut film will bag the award. Jolie, an accomplished actress, was given an honorary citizenship of Cambodia in 2005, a country where she has done extensive charity work and from where she also adopted a child.
Jolie’s film is about the brutal Khmer Rouge regime – a theme which hasn’t been captured cinematically in such detail before – even though there have been precedents such as Roland Joffé’s Oscar-winning 1984 epic “The Killing Fields”.
“First They Killed My Father” is an adaptation of Loung Ung’s harrowing story of her family’s experience under the Khmer Rouge. Jolie, who co-wrote the film with Ung, does not try to over-explain every political detail of the civil war.”
Read the Inquirer.Net’s series Oscar predictions for movies from the Asian region here.