Angelina Jolie on In the Land of Blood and Honey
You’d expect the making of an intense wartime drama centering on the love story between a Serbian soldier and a Bosniak prisoner of war to be an emotional rollercoaster for everyone on set, but for first-time director Angelina Jolie it sent her reeling. “I just wanted to tell this story, and I ended up by default being the director,” the star recently told Marie Claire. “I suddenly felt the responsibility, and I felt very small and, who am I to take this on? And think that I could make a difference? What have I done? I had a complete meltdown.” Jolie’s film — which she also wrote and produced — won a Golden Globe nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.