Angelina Jolie's highly-anticipated directing debut now has a title and a release date.
The controversial film, which centers around the romance between a Serbian man and Bosnian woman during the Balkans conflict that took the lives of 100,000 people, has been titled In The Land of Blood and Honey and will be released on December 23 in the US.
According to a statement by Angelina Jolie, she describes the film:
"It illustrates the consequences of the lack of political will to intervene in a society stricken with conflict. 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 in side a war.
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."
This has been such an interesting project. Let's hope it really does have a proper portrayal of the Bosnian War. We're definitely looking forward to checking out how Angie does as a director.
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