Last year, Angelina Jolie was busy filming her directorial debut for her upcoming film “In the Land of Blood and Honey”. Hitting theaters on December 23 just in time for Oscar season (smart lady), “In the Land of Blood and Honey” is a Romeo and Juliet story set during the Bosnian War in the ’90s which a Muslim woman and a Serbian man fall in love. The film also illustrates the consequences of the lack of political will to intervene in a society stricken with conflict.
The film stars Zana Marjanovic (“Snow”), Goran Kostic and Rade Serbedzija (“In the Rain”). Jolie worked with a completely local cast, filming the project in both Serbo-Croation, the language spoken at the time of the war, and English.
In May, Jolie told THR: “The film is specific to the Bosnian War, but it’s also universal. I wanted to tell a story of how human relationships and behavior are deeply affected by living inside a war.”
Jolie added, “The former Yugoslavia has a rich history of dramatic arts. The cast was extraordinary. I was privileged and honored to work with them and I am very excited for everyone to see their immense talent.”
Check out the powerful new trailer below.