Angelina Jolie‘s first shot at directing is paying off. The actress’ Bosnia set drama has earned itself a distributor in FilmDistrict.
Deadline. The film is set in the ’90s against the Bosnian War and
“illustrates the consequences of the lack of political will to intervene
in a society stricken with conflict,” according to a statement.
“The film is specific to the Bosnian War, but it’s also universal,”
Jolie says. “I wanted to tell a story of how human relationships and
behavior are deeply affected by living inside a war.”
Fans hoping to see Jolie bring her star power in front of the camera
will be disappointed, as the brunette beauty does not make any
appearances in the film. The cast reportedly consists of all locals,
many of whom were children of the war.
“The former Yugoslavia has a rich history of dramatic arts,” Jolie adds.
“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.”
The film was shot in both English and the native language of BHS (formerly Serbo-Croatian).