This Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 8PM ET this blog will be one of the places that you can catch a live online Q&A with the multi-talented Angelina Jolie. The Q&A will focus on her new film, In The Land of Blood and Honey. It is her writing and directorial debut. In the Land of Blood and Honey has been nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.
In the Land of Blood and Honey’s setting is the Bosnian War that tore the Balkan region apart in the 1990s. It’s about Danijel (Goran Kostić) and Ajla (pronounced Ayla) (Zana Marjanović), two Bosnians from different sides of a brutal ethnic conflict. Danijel, a Bosnian Serb police officer, and Ajla, a Bosnian Muslim artist, are together before the war, but their relationship is changed as violence engulfs the country.
Months later, Danijel is serving under his father, General Nebojsa Vukojevich (Rade Šerbedžija), as an officer in the Bosnian Serb Army. Ajla and Danijel come face to face again when she’s taken from the apartment she and her sister, Lejla (Vanesa Glodjo), reside in by troops under Danijel’s command. Their relationship changes and their motives and connection to one another become ambiguous while their allegiances grow uncertain.
In the Land of Blood and Honey shows the physical, moral and emotional toll that war takes on individuals and the consequences that come from the lack of political will to intervene in a society stricken with conflict.
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