Angelina Jolie came to Palm Springs to support her husband, film festival honoree Brad Pitt, but she also took time out to talk about the release of “In the Land of Milk and Honey,” which she wrote and directed.
The film is set in Bosnia in the 1990s.
Jolie said she wanted to bring to light the atrocities, which included rapes and mass executions, and expose a time in history that received little attention from the outside world.
“It happened in our generation, in the ’90s, but not many people know about it,” Jolie said.
The cast is comprised of victims who lived through the war — and those who fought in the Serb Army.
Jolie told the story from two points of view, she said, to “bring the perspective of how the war affected different sides fighting against each other.”
The film centers on a relationship between two fictional characters, a soldier and a woman with whom he had a relationship before the war.
Jolie said the idea of unity — after everything has been destroyed — is a lesson for all to learn.
“These people were brave enough to put things back together,” she said.
Jolie said locals will soon be able to see the film on the big screen.
“I believe it opens here in a week,” she said.
Source: The Desert Sun