Angelina Jolie has come a long way. Once upon a time she was an outward goth teen, then a bonafide moviestar. Now she fancies herself as a respectable filmmaker as the first trailer for her new film, By the Sea a relationship drama/thriller starring herself opposite husband Brad Pitt is released.As the opening bars of Harry Nilsson's Perfect Day play over a retro Universal Pictures logo, we know this is going to be something different. The setting is vaguely 70's, the location an equally enigmatic south of France. Pitt and Jolie play a couple with their marriage in shambles. The 'vacation' seems like a last-ditch effort to salvage it.
Angelina Jolie's three films as director are all wildly diverse. Her filmography includes a war-movie set in mid-nineties Serbia, a World-War II survival epic and now a deeply claustrophobic relationship drama.By the Sea also stars Mélanie Laurent, Niels Arestrup, Melvil Poupaud, and Richard Bohringer. It is expected in theatres on November, 13.