In the Land of Blood and Honey is the directorial debut of Angelina Jolie, who also wrote the script about a pair of lovers, a Muslim and a Serb, whose relationship forms during the Bosnian War.

The poster has just been released, and it is an eye-catching image that bucks the trend of using headshots and/or overly composed, dry imagery to sell the war-torn romance. This was probably the only approach to take in order to sell the film in the US, given that the leads, Zana Marjanovi? and Goran Kostic, aren’t recognizable faces here. Bonus for us that we get a pretty good poster out of the deal. Check it out in full below. Read More »

Actors are forever jumping behind the camera to try their hands at directing, with extremely mixed results. Sometimes it’s Ben Affleck making a career comeback as the acclaimed helmer of Gone Baby Gone and The Town; other times it’s Dermot Mulroney attaining that elusive 0% on Rotten Tomatoes with Love Wedding Marriage.

If the new trailer for Angelina Jolie‘s In the Land of Blood and Honey is any indication, it seems she happily falls into the former category. The Bosnian war drama follows two lovers on opposite sides of the conflict — a Christian Serb played by Goran Kostic and a Bosniak woman played by Zana Marjanovic — who find their relationship doomed by the civil war. Watch the trailer after the jump.

Update: A full-quality trailer has been released via Yahoo and is embedded below.

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One of the most intriguing films currently in production is Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut, a still untitled love story set during the Bosnian War. The film encountered some unfounded controversy over its subject matter, there by removing focus from the real story: Is Angelina Jolie as talented a director as she is an actress? Well, now we’ve got our first look. A photo from the film (not the one above) has surfaced in addition to some more information about Jolie’s vision of how to tell the story of a Serbian man and a Bosnian woman in love who get separated during the 1992-1995 Bosnian War during which 100,000 people were killed. See the photo from the film and read about some of Jolie’s directorial choices after the jump. Read More »