Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut, “In the Land of Blood and Honey,” has been tightly under wraps, evading the festival circuit altogether despite an Oscar-timed theatrical release (December 23). Finally, a trailer for her Bosnia-set love story has surfaced and we’re happy to report it appears to be truly promising.
The film, which she penned and also produced, takes place amidst the mid-’90s Bosnian war, to track the complicated relationship between a Bosnian-Muslim woman and a Serbian rape camp administrator. Local actors Goran Kostic (”Taken”) and Zana Marjanović (”Snow”) play the two lovers.
The trailer hints at a challenging work that doesn’t shy away from the atrocities of war.
Jolie shot her debut in both English and Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian; we wonder, will there be trailers for both?
FilmDistrict opens the film December 23.