From the release:
“Written and directed by Angelina Jolie, In the Land of Blood and Honey is set against the backdrop of the Bosnian War in the ‘90s. This bold new film illustrates the consequences of the lack of political will to intervene in a society stricken with conflict.
In the Land of Blood and Honey tells the story of Danijel (Goran Kostić) and Ajla (Zana Marjanović), two people from different sides of a brutal ethnic conflict. Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs, and Ajla, a Bosnian held captive in the camp he oversees, knew each other before the war, and could have found love with each other. But as the armed conflict takes hold of their lives, their relationship grows darker, their motives and connection to one another ambiguous, their allegiances uncertain. In the Land of Blood and Honey portrays the incredible emotional, moral and physical toll that the war exerts both on individuals and people as a whole, and the terrible consequences that stem from the lack of political will to intervene in a society stricken with conflict.
In the Land of Blood and Honey features a completely local cast, most of whom were children of the war. The film was simultaneously shot in English and their native language.”
We have 30 pairs of tickets to attend an advance screening of the film that’s being held on Wednesday, January 4 at 7:30 PM at the Ritz Five. Just e-mail us to enter and we’ll choose 30 winners at random. Deadline is Sunday, January 1 at noon, limit one entry per person, winners will receive their tickets via e-mail (keep an eye on your SPAM folder).
Author: Eric Bresler
Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of Cinedelphia.com whose additional activities are numerous: Director/Curator of the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), founder of Tokyo No Records, the brain behind Video Pirates, and active local film programmer including the Unknown Japan screening series. He’s served as a TLA Video Manager, Philadelphia Film Society Managing Director, and Adjunct Professor in Cinema Studies at Drexel University. He is shy and modest. Email Eric.