Maybe save this one for after your delicious Thanksgiving festivities.
Never one to hold in her intensity, Angelina Jolie has jumped into this directing thing from the sharpest of angles. Instead of maybe making a small romantic comedy or drama in which she could star, she decided to make a four language film about the ethnic cleansing and civil wars of the early-to-mid 90s in Bosnia. Instead of using big Hollywood stars, she used local actors.
And now, instead of selling the film with a gorgeous poster that somehow works in her face, she went with no photo at all, presenting just an old map and a blood splatter that outlines a man and a woman, kissing. And she's barely using her name to sell it; it appears only in small-ish print underneath the film's title in the bottom right corner.
It's a bold move, but when you're telling the story of the tumultuous relationship between a Serbian rape camp administrator and a Bosnian-Muslim woman and war victim, you might as well go all in.
The film hits theaters on December 23rd. Check out the trailer by clicking here.
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