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Angelina Jolie Pitt’s ‘By The Sea’ To Open AFI Fest

Angelina Jolie Pitt's 'By The Sea' To Open AFI Fest

Between Venice, Telluride, Toronto, and New Yorkyou might think that all of the awards season-bound film premieres are locked up, AFI Fest always has a couple of surprises. And they’ve landed a pretty big picture to kick things off in November.

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Showbiz 411 is reporting that Angelina Jolie Pitt‘s arty “By The Sea” will open AFI Fest. Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent, Melvil Poupaud, Niels Arestrup and Richard Bohringer co-star in the movie about a gorgeous but morose couple who hang out on the gorgeous coast of France and have marital problems of only the most gorgeous varieties. Here’s the official synopsis: 

By the Sea follows an American writer named Roland (Pitt) and his wife, Vanessa (Jolie Pitt), who arrive in a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort in 1970s France, their marriage in apparent crisis.  As they spend time with fellow travelers, including young newlyweds Lea (Laurent) and François (Poupaud), and village locals Michel (Arestrup) and Patrice (Bohringer), the couple begins to come to terms with unresolved issues in their own lives.
 
In its style, and its treatment of themes of the human experience, By the Sea is inspired by European cinema and theater of the ’60s and ’70s.

AFI Fest starts on November 5th and “By The Sea” opens on November 13th.

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