Despite her struggles after her split from Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie just received a warm praise because of her directorial film, "First They Killed My Father". Because of this, the actress was compared to the spirit of Winton Churchill when it comes to the films they had a hand in creating.
A report from Vulture added that "First They Killed My Father" received enthusiastic standing ovations at the recently concluded Telluride Film Festival. Her film was then greeted with a warm praise following its world screening premiere at the awards-positioning, festival based in Colorado last Sunday.
Apart from the accolade Jolie's film earned from this award-giving body, a lot of people also reacted on social media and the reactions were largely positive. The film, "First They Killed My Father" is a story of a struggle of a young girl throughout the duration of the oppressive Khmer Rouge regime. It can be recalled that this regime has been accountable for the class-driven murders of millions of Cambodians between 1975 to 1978.
Because of a positive review of her film, Angelina Jolie received remarks that among all her directorial efforts, this so far is the best one. It was also cited that the film is more focused since the story was based on a child's perspective rather than a westernized gaze. Even if there were noticeable few missteps, so far, this film has been Jolie's clearest illustration of her filmmaking talent.
It was also added on Wired that even if the actress is not a full-fledged director yet, she undoubtedly possesses a singular aesthetic which is very evident in her work apart from being a high-profile actress. Jolie's films usually discuss the confines of claustrophobic circumstances as the characters are being overwhelmed by events which are out of man's control and the triumph soon lives through the struggle.
Prior to this, Angelina's directorial skills had been met with challenges as each of her three efforts behind the camera registered negative reviews before. But her 2014 Louis Zamperini biopic titled, "Unbroken" got three Oscar nominations after it earned an impressive $115 million at the domestic box office too.