Today at the Cannes Film Festival, FilmDistrict announced that Angelina Jolie’s film In the Land of Blood and Honey will get a US debut in December. The film will be Jolie’s first time directing a feature length film.
The film stars Zana Marjanovic, Goran Kostic and Rade Serbedzija and deals with the Bosnian Civil War in the 90s. Jolie wrote the script, shooting it in Serbo-Croatian which was spoken during the war.
Graham King who served as a producer on the film said, “The filmmaking is impeccable, and signals the arrival of a visceral and compelling storyteller.” FilmDistrict is a new subsidiary of King’s GK Films. King also said that he was “extremely proud of this film.”
Jolie states, “The film is specific to the Bosnian War, but it’s also universal… I wanted to tell a story of how human relationships and behavior are deeply affected by living inside a war.”
“The former Yugoslavia has a rich history of dramatic arts,” Jolie added. “The cast was extraordinary. I was privileged and honored to work with them and I am very excited for everyone to see their immense talent.”