Angelina Jolie: ‘In The Land Of Blood And Honey’ And Brad Pitt’s Movies In Vanity Fair
You may not know it from the unending tabloid coverage of her body and brood, but Angelina Jolie is serious about her craft. Which is acting and filmmaking, not being famous.
The 36-year old covers the October issue of Vanity Fair, speaking about, among other things, her upcoming writing and directing debut, “In The Land of Blood and Honey.” A drama set in the thick of the mid-90s war in Bosnia, the film is about the tumultuous relationship between a Serbian rape camp administrator and a Bosnian war victim.
Its subject matter, dealing with ethnic battles, rape and torture, drew protests from Bosnian groups preemptively offended at its suggestion of a love possible between the captor and captive.
The Association of Women Victims of War, a powerful lobby of advocates for those who suffered horrifying crimes in mass rape camps set up during the war, protested the film, leading to the revocation of Jolie’s permit to film within the country. Eventually, Jolie was able to clear up the matter and re-secure the permit, and shooting took place in Sarajevo; Hungary also served as one of the primary backdrops for production.
According to the actual cast members on the film, Jolie addressed the issues with the respect of someone who lived through them.
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