Wednesday, 29 February 2012

In the land of blood and honey (2011)

War movies are propaganda films, especially if they're very serious movies not intended for entertainment.

Angelina Jolie's directorial debut tries to tell a very serious story about true things, very bad things that happened in the Yugoslavian War while mixing it with a Romeo and Juliet narrative.

As a highly selective, virulently anti-Serbian account, the only thing it proves is how easy it is to manipulate a know-nothing liberal with good intentions into backing the wrong dog in a war where everyone tried to wipe out everyone else.

Read my full review at Fridae, first published on 29 February 2012.

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