The much anticipated film, which had its official opening in the American Film Institute festival is an intimate drama whose relationship is verging on collapse. “We’re so honored to be here and open the AFI, we did our best, we attempted to be honest, to give ourselves out,” Jolie, 40, said after her sensational red carpet entry along with Pitt, 51.
“This film is inspired by grief and by the loss of my mom, however in the long run it s also about how your surpass it.” In the presentation homage was paid by the AFI coordinators to performer and producer, Marcheline Bertrand, and Jolie’s mother who died in 2007 and was an AFI member for three decades.
This is only the second time that Jolie, whose films include “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” (2001) and “Maleficent” (2014), has starred alongside her husband. The couple, nicknamed “Brangelina,” appeared together in the action-comedy movie “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” (2005).
In the movie, Pitt plays with an alcoholic writer lacking inspiration, while Jolie is a blue former dancer. The nyc couple try to find some inspiration at a French beachfront resort, where assembly a just-wed couple helps rekindle their love of life.
“Unbroken,” which got middling reviews and no important Oscar nominations, was a disappointment for Jolie. Nevertheless the film still made $161 million on a budget of in global ticket sales, according to the specialization site Box-Office Mojo. “By the Sea” needs a great showing at the AFI to get into awards contention, Tom O’Neil, the creator of showbusiness awards prediction site Goldderby.com told AFP.
“By the Sea” opens in the USA and Canada on November 13. The AFI Fest plays a crucial part in the competition for the coveted golden Oscar statuettes. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences declares Oscar nominations in mid-January, ahead of the service.