Cambodia to select Jolie's 'First They Killed My Father' for foreign language Oscar race

ANI | Updated: Sep 18, 2017 13:02 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Sep 18 (ANI): Angelina Jolie's 'First They Killed My Father' may soon be running the Academy Award race.

According to sources, the Netflix title, directed and co-written by Jolie, is expected to imminently be confirmed as the official Cambodian submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, the Deadline reported.

The movie, which revolves around author and human rights activist Loung Ung's life under the rule of the deadly Khmer Rouge, premiered in Telluride and then went on to Toronto where it won strong praise.

'First They Killed My Father's selection would mark the first time such a high-profile American director has been the representative of another country in another tongue.

It would also be only the 6th submission ever from Cambodia, where the film held a premiere in February and hit the local theatres on September 8. (ANI)