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Refutes Vanity Fair’s Portrayal Of Controversial Auditions

The Huffington Post (Canada) has published an article about the false news about how they made kids audition for First They Killed My Father during the production. Below is quotes from Angelina herself and Rithy Panh, the producer of the movie, and they answer directly to the false accusations directly.

This is what we will post about this, it’s sad if this in any way will overshadow this upcoming movie, which is based on such an important subject.

Please, always have in mind that media comes up with false statements all the time to sell more and I think it’s very easy to tell that Angelina, who has done so much for human rights and people around the world – would never do something like this.

The actress faced critics after the magazine said her directors gave Cambodian children money, then took it away.

Angelina Jolie is upset over a recent Vanity Fair profile that depicted an audition scene for her upcoming Cambodian film “First They Killed My Father,” which many people found exploitative.

The Vanity Fair cover story, published online this week, described a “game” Jolie’s casting directors played with children from “orphanages, circuses and slum schools” while searching for an actor to play the role of Loung Ung, the author of the memoir on which the is film based.

In the game, as described by Vanity Fair contributor Evgenia Peretz, casting directors placed money in front of the children, asked them what they needed the money for, then took it away to elicit a reaction.

Critics called the casting strategy described in the magazine emotionally abusive and cruel.

Jolie said in a statement Saturday that the audition scene had been taken out of context. According to the actress, there were parents, guardians and non-governmental organization partners, as well as medical doctors, present throughout the entire filmmaking process, including auditions. She emphasized that no one was hurt by participating in the recreation of the film’s scenes.
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‘Beyond Borders’ photos

Back in 2003 Angelina did the movie Beyond Borders and around this time she also adopted her first son Maddox and he can be seen on some of the on set photos. She has said in previous interviews that this is a movie she would like her kids to see when they get older and it’s understandable why it’s dear to her heart.

Read more about the movie at the filmography page and view all the new photos in the gallery!

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Angelina will be in the Vanity Fair – September 2017 issue

Even more exiting news! Angelina will grace the September 2017 issue of magazine Vanity Fair (US) and the article and the photoshoot has already been released and do I have to say that Angie looks absolutely stunning?

We will add scans as soon as we can and for now go and read the interview – I will always be amazed and admire her honesty.

There’s the Angelina Jolie who’s now a single mother—managing the day-to-day chaos of six kids, and the trauma of her split from Brad Pitt—and there’s the Angelina Jolie whose latest movie, a groundbreaking Netflix original about Cambodia’s genocide, is also a thank-you to the nation that transformed her. At her new L.A. mansion, Jolie reveals the tension between the two Angelinas and the reason her life will never be normal.

Like most things involving Angelina Jolie, stepping foot into her house is an experience so heightened one wonders if it’s for real or the product of careful orchestration. The large gates to her recently purchased Los Feliz house—an 11,000-square-foot Beaux-Arts mansion once owned by the epic filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille—slowly swing open, revealing rolling lawns, lush trees at the perimeter. No one’s there, and all is quiet except for the delicate sound of fountains, arched in a row over a swimming pool. A number of doors to the house are open, as if posing some riddle from a fairy tale—which one to enter? Inside, the vibe is airy and calm: all open windows and cross-breezes, creamy-white unlit candles, soft creamy-white furnishings. Finally she emerges from the other side of the house and glides across the room in a creamy-white, floor-length caftan. Her hair is down, her feet bare, only a touch of makeup, her skin luminous. She smiles widely—a beneficent, ethereal wood nymph.

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‘First They Killed My Father’ to premiere at Toronto Film Festival

Big news today! First They Killed My Father will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival this autumn and I just can’t wait to see this movie! This also means new event photos – which always is a treat 🙂 An not only this, but The Breadwinner will premiere at the festival as well.

The schedule will be released on August 22.

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‘Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life’ photos

This update it’s time for the 2003 movie Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life which was the second and last Tomb Raider movie that Angelina did.

You can read more about the movie at the filmography page, view videos in the video archive and see all the photos and captures in the gallery!

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