Angelina Jolie accepts honourary post at Cambodian film festival

Angelina Jolie accepts honourary post at Cambodian film festival

PHNOM PENH -- The little-known Cambodia International Film Festival is getting a star-powered boost this year from Angelina Jolie Pitt.

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie (left) speaks to Cambodian PriMe Minister Hun Sen during a meeting about her upcoming movie at the Prime Minister's Office in Phnom Penh on Sept 17, 2015. (Reuters photo)

Organisers said in a statement Wednesday that Jolie, who is in Cambodia filming her latest movie, will serve as president of the festival's honourary committee.

The festival, which is in its 6th year, runs from Dec 4 to 10. It is screening 130 films from 34 countries.

Jolie is currently in the Southeast Asian country filming an adaptation of a Khmer Rouge biography, "First They Killed My Father,'' based on a 2000 memoir by Cambodian author and human rights activist Luong Ung.

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