Angelina Jolie hits the red carpet along with some of her children, to see the screening of her new movie “The Breadwinner” at the “Toronto Film Festival”.
The Red Carpet Event
Last night, Angelina Jolie and five of her six children hit the red carpet event, the “Toronto Film Festival,” where her new movie, “The Breadwinner,” being screened.
The five children who attended were her two 9-year-old twins, Vivienne and Knox, 11-year-old Shiloh, 12-year-old Zahara and 13-year-old Pax. The family was also joined by the directors of the movie, Sareum Srey Moch and Nora Twomey, as well as Saara Chaudry, who plays the lead role.
“The Breadwinner” is an adaptation of Deborah Ellis’ best-selling kids book, where it speaks of “Parvana,” a girl from Afghanistan, who disguises as a young boy in order to support her family as her father was held prisoner by the Taliban.
Jolie was an executive producer for the movie, and has recently dabbled in the directing portion of film-making. She commented on this decision, saying: “It was an accident – I wanted to learn more about the war in Yugoslavia.”
“I never thought I could make a movie or write one, it was never part of my plan,” she added, revealing that her directorial work allows her to better explore and understand other cultures.
“For me it wasn’t just about becoming a director. I believe our world is stronger for diversity and I love to learn about cultures and I love to work with artists from other parts of the world,” she said.
“It’s the greatest way to deeply learn and know each other – to create together. In my humanitarian work, I’m passionate about that,” she said. “They’re my heroes, the people I’m involved with. They’ve taught me to be a better person, a better mother, what to live by, what to value. If I can do films that bring their stories to life, I think those are important stories.”