Haute 100 Update: Angelina Jolie Writes and Directs New Foreign War Film

Angelina Jolie’s first directorial project, In the Land of Blood and Honey, is being released in the U.S. in the native foreign language of Bosnia, Bosanski/Hrvatski/Srpski (BHS).

The war drama, which Jolie both wrote and directed, is set in the 1990s during the Bosnian War and therefore will feature the BHS/Serbian-Croatian language – with subtitles for those in the U.S., of course.

“I’m honored that FilmDistrict has chosen to release the film in the United States in the original BHS foreign language version,” said Jolie. “It was always my hope that U.S. audiences would have the opportunity to experience this version.”

The film follows a conflicted relationship between Ajla (played by Zana Marjanovic) and Danijel (played by Goran Kostic). In the Land of Blood and Honey debuts in New York and Los Angeles on Fri., Dec. 20 and elsewhere in January.

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