Angelina Jolie is set to debut as a movie director, with her movie “In the Land of Blood and Honey” hitting the theaters across the United States on December 23rd. The film is focused on civil wars in Bosnia in the early 1990s, while local actors play the main characters. No celebrities are starring in Jolie’s debut as a film director.
The newly-emerged movie director decided not to take advantage of her face on the poster for the movie, putting an old map and a blood splatter that outlines a man and a woman, who kiss each other. Movie experts applauded Jolie’s approach not to print her name in big letters, but to place it small print, focusing on the story she wants to tell instead on her big-selling name.
According to her, the movie tells the story of many people involved in a dirty war, not just the relationship between a Serbian camp administrator and a Bosnian woman, who was victimized during the war.
The 36-year-old actress told the press that movie is about a father and son, mother and child, with sisters and friends also playing important roles in the script. The movie is also about different relationships during a continuous war and all characters are placed in the midst of ethnic cleansing that took place in Bosnia during the war.