The first trailer for Angelina Jolie's directorial debut “In The Land of Blood and Honey” has been released on Friday (October 21st).
The movie is set against the backdrop of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the '90s and tells a story of a relationship between a Serbian rape camp administrator and a Bosnian-Muslim woman and war victim.
“The film is specific to the Bosnian war, but it’s also universal,” says Jolie. “I wanted to tell a story of how human relationships and behaviour are deeply affected by living inside a war.”
The Oscar-winning Jolie, who does not appear in the movie herself, wrote the script for the movie and she is also one of the movie’s producers, along with Graham King and Tim Headington, both of whom recently collaborated on Jolie’s movie “The Tourist”.
“In the Land of Blood and Honey” features a completely local cast, with Goran Kostic and Zana Marjanovic in the leading roles. The film was simultaneously shot in English and local language.
“The former Yugoslavia has a rich history of dramatic arts. The cast was extraordinary. I was privileged and honoured to work with them and I am very excited for everyone to see their immense talent,” adds Jolie.
“In The Land of Blood and Honey” is set for release on December 23.
Video: “In the Land of Blood and Honey” first trailer