Can Angelina Jolie direct a big-budget drama?
She can act. She can parent. She can advocate for refugees across the globe. But can Angelina Jolie direct a big-budget drama?
Fledgling director Angelina Jolie hopes that, on some level, her new movie will repel audiences. “In the Land of Blood and Honey,’’ which she also wrote, depicts loss and devastation during the war in Bosnia in the early 1990s. The dramatic feature film, opening in the Boston area on Friday, is filled with graphic images of genocide and rape that Jolie expects will shock viewers. “If you feel like you want to get out, that’s the point,’’ she says during a recent interview at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel.