Angelina Jolie looked glamorous in a one-shouldered Romona Keveeza gown at Thursday's LA premiere of her directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey, but she dressed down in a long sleeve black dress and casual jacket the next night to support her Eastern European film friends at a private party for 72 Days.
The official Croatian Oscar entry for Best Foreign Film, 72 Days comes from the son of one of Jolie's Milk and Honey actors.
She and partner Brad Pitt even posed with Rade Serbedzija's and his son Danillo Serbedziaj’s, who wrote and directed 72 Days. Also at the party, 72 Days composer Miroslav Tadic and the film’s cinematographer Sasha Rendulic. Another Honey star, Goran Kostic, was also on hand. The official 72 Days screening for Academy Members for Friday, Dec. 16.
The younger Serbedzija described his motivations in making the dark comedy: "I wanted to explore two main ideas: how far is a person willing to go to defend their own existence, and the conflict between generations."
"The script grew progressively darker as we began to shoot the film," he added. "But I believe that the finished film is still a comedy at heart, with a good balance between light and shade."
We look forward to seeing this film and a lot more of this classy couple this awards season. They both have awards-worthy films, with her directorial debut and Pitt's buzzed-about lead role in Moneyball.