In the Land of Blood and Honey is currently playing in New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, San Francisco, and Seattle. The drama expands on January 13, and will be playing in Washington DC, Dallas, Palm Springs, Amherst, MA, Berkeley, Charlotte, Denver, Monterey, Phoenix, Mountain View, CA, Marin County, Phoenix, San Jose, and Sausalito.
In the Land of Blood and Honey has been nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. Set against the backdrop of the Bosnian War that tore the Balkan region apart in the 1990s, the film tells the story of Danijel (Goran Kostic) and Ajla (pronounced Ayla) (Zana Marjanovic), 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 Serbedzija), as an officer in the Bosnian Serb Army. He and Ajla come face to face again when she is taken from the apartment she shares with her sister, Lejla (Vanessa Glodjo), and Lejla's infant child by troops under Danijel's command. As the conflict takes hold of their lives, their relationship changes, their motives and connection to one another become ambiguous and their allegiances grow uncertain. In the Land of Blood and Honey portrays the incredible emotional, moral and physical toll that the war takes on individuals as well as the consequences that stem from the lack of political will to intervene in a society stricken with conflict.
In the Land of Blood and Honey was released December 23rd, 2011 and stars Rade Serbedzija, Zana Marjanovic, Goran Kostic, Branko Djuric, Nikola Djuricko, Fedja Stukan, Goran Jevtic, Dzana Pinjo. The film is directed by Angelina Jolie.