FilmDistrict has confirmed that the U.S. domestic release of Angelina Jolie’s feature directorial debut “In The Land Of Blood And Honey” will be in Bosnia’s native BHS language with English subtitles reports Deadline.
The story follows two Bosnians from different sides of the brutal ethnic war that tore the Balkan region apart in the 1990s. As the conflict takes hold of their lives, the relationship between them changes and their allegiances grow uncertain.
Jolie shot her film in both BHS and English with the intention of reaching a broad international audience, however she obviously prefers the authenticity of the native language. FilmDistrict’s Peter Schlessel and Bob Berney agreed with her after screening both versions in the past week.
The English-language version is expected to be used in some overseas territories and be made available along with the BHS version for the film’s VOD and DVD release in the United States. A platform release kicks off on December 23rd in New York and Los Angeles before widening in January.