Giveaway and Live Chat with Angelina Jolie!

I have some exciting news, next week there will be a live web chat with Angelina Jolie about her Golden Globe-nominated directorial debut In The Land of Blood And Honey. There’s a great ap with a countdown and lots of information about the film on our Facebook page. Unfortunately, WordPress won’t let me use the iframe code, but you can see the ap here. If you have any questions for Angelina, you can leave them as comments below and one of them might be answered by her during the chat on January 12th. Also one lucky reader will win the film’s poster! Fabulous.

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:

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 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. He and Ajla come face to face again when she is taken from the apartment she shares with her sister, Lejla (Vanesa 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.

So to repeat, leave a question in the comments below for a chance to have it answered by Angelina Jolie herself, as well as a chance to win your own In The Land of Blood and Honey poster. Also, don’t forget to share this post on Facebook and Twitter (reply @oldfilmsflicker so I can see the tweet!) FYI, I think the giveway is only for U.S. residents. Sorry about that all you wonderful international readers! Also, make sure you leave me some way to contact you (email, twitter, tumblr, etc.) so I can contact you if you win.

About Marya E. Gates

Cinephile to the max.

Posted on January 6, 2012, in Giveaway, Q&A and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. What was it about the Bosnian War in particular that made you want to use it as the backdrop of the film?

  2. so what opted you to direct such a movie? Like why this? and why you?

  3. do you see yourself continuing to write and/or direct in the future?

  4. I know this doesn’t have anything to do with the movie, but I know you give a lot back to the community world wide and I was just wondering if you could help me. My brother was diagnosed with a very rare disease, Kawasaki Disease, before he was even two. He almost didn’t make it. If you could help, even just by spreading the word about it, anything, it would be amazing. Besides that, I wanted to say how I cannot wait for this movie to come out, you are my favorite actress. If it wouldn’t be weird, I’d say I love you. 😡 But again, if you do read this, please the help would be greatly appreciated, this boy is my world. Thank you so much ❤

  5. How difficult was it making the transition from actor to director/screenwriter? How does being an actor effect your directing?

  6. I’m gonna cheat and leave a couple…

    What inspired you to take on this film? What was the most difficult challenge you faced in the process? How has working as a director changed your perspective on the art of film making?

  7. If you choose to write and direct again, will you continue to address important historical and social events or crises in your films, like you did in In the Land of Blood and Honey? That being said, what topic(s) would you be particulary interested in covering?

  8. Did You cry at all while directing the film? And I just want to let Yu know you are an amazing actor and I would love to meet you one day 🙂

  9. Did you cry while directing this film?
    By the way I’m a huge fan and it would be a dream to meet you your beyond beautiful 🙂

  10. What made you want to direct a film? In the history of film is there a movie you saw and wish you had directed instead of the person that did?

  11. Besides directing is there anything else you would like to venture out and do?

  12. While directing did you reach out to other directors for pointers? If so which ones?

  13. besides acting and directing did you want to do anything else in your life that fasinatss you

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