New video from Netflix with Angelina talking about what make a good director and some other subjects. It’s from the press junkets she did some months ago. 🙂
The schedule for the Palm Springs International Film Festival was announced and the show First They Killed My Father will be shown there.
The film, directed by Angelina Jolie, will be shown on January 8 at 1:00 pm (local time) at Regal Cinemas.
First They Killed My Father will still be in competition for the FIPRESCI prize in the category of Best Foreign Film.
We don’t know yet if Angelina will attend the festival, which takes place between January 2 and 15 in Palm Springs, USA.
Angelina went to the UNCA Awards yesterday, December 15 were Angie was awarded 2017’s UNCA Global Citizen of the Year and you can listed to her speech in the video below. And last, huge congratulations to Angelina, we are all so proud of you! <3
On Friday, December 15, Angelina Jolie attended the 2017 U.N. Correspondents Association Awards at the Cipriani Wall Street, where the actress and humanitarian received an award honoring her years of work bringing attention and aid to refugees around the world. She took her children Pax, Knox, Zahara and Shiloh with her to the event.
In a black strapless gown, Jolie looked elegant, glamorous and dignified receiving her honor. In her acceptance speech, Jolie mentioned her coworkers at the UNHRC (United Nations Human Rights Council), saying, “I remember many of our field visits and I learned so much from you,” and thanked the correspondents for their efforts. “I want to thank and honor the staff who routinely serve under difficult conditions and every kind of danger because they believe in and value every refugee life,” she said.
In a humble and self-aware moment, Jolie recognized that due to her privilege and the fact that she’s just part of a team, she’s able to pursue other projects and have a family outside her work with the UN, whereas many of her female colleagues “have been unable to have a family because of the dangerous places they have worked for years on end and the sacrifices they have made.”
Reflecting on her identity as a global citizen and the work of the UN in today’s world, Jolie eloquently put into words what so many of us should keep in mind:
“It is being suggested by some people today that to consider yourself a global citizen is to care less for your country, to be insufficiently patriotic. We’ve been led to believe that international institutions and treaties, commitments on human rights built over generations, are a straightjacket upon the interests of individual countries. As if the only way for any nation to rise is at the expense of others. like everyone here, I love my own country. I am proud to be American. But I also feel a sense of responsibility towards all other people all around the world fighting for the freedoms that we are very lucky to have secured years ago. And for me, this is what it means to be a citizen of the world: seeing yourself in the struggles of others.”
No nomination for First They Killed My Father by the Academy Awards but with so many other nominations we are no reason to be anything but happy! 🙂 Congratulations to everyone nominated!
Now that nominations for the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards have been announced, awards season is in full swing. On Thursday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this year’s shortlist of potential Oscar contenders for best foreign-language film.
A record 92 films were submitted for consideration by their respective countries, and the final shortlist includes many expected entries — though it was not without some surprising snubs.
Palme d’Or winner The Square, a Swedish satire of the art world, earned a place on the list, as did Cannes Jury Prize winner Loveless, a drama about divorce and missing persons hailing from Russia. Many expected to see Angelina Jolie earn a nomination for her Cambodian film First They Killed My Father after it received a Golden Globe nod Monday, but it didn’t make the cut.
The selected films (along with country of origin and director) are:
Chile, A Fantastic Woman, Sebastián Lelio, director
Germany, In the Fade, Fatih Akin, director
Hungary, On Body and Soul, Ildikó Enyedi, director
Israel, Foxtrot, Samuel Maoz, director
Lebanon, The Insult, Ziad Doueiri, director
Russia, Loveless, Andrey Zvyagintsev, director
Senegal, Félicité, Alain Gomis, director
South Africa, The Wound, John Trengove, director
Sweden, The Square, Ruben Östlund, director
The nine titles will now screen for committees who will vote for the final nominees in the category, which will be announced Jan. 23. The 90th Oscars will be held Sunday, March 9, and will be televised on ABC.