By the Sea not only features the most beautiful people in the world, it looks like the most beautiful settings and images in the world. Written and directed by Angelina Jolie (or Angelina Jolie Pitt) and starring Angelina and Brad Pitt it looks emotionally powerful but tensely contained. This couple is emotionally distant but perhaps violently connected.
Filmed in Malta, the setting is 1970’s France. Here’s the film’s description:
Set in France during the mid-1970s, Vanessa, a former dancer, and her husband Roland, an American writer, travel the country together. They seem to be growing apart, but when they linger in one quiet, seaside town they begin to draw close to some of its more vibrant inhabitants, such as a local bar/café-keeper and a hotel owner.
Judging from this trailer, every scene is exquisitely composed and shot. This is Angelina Jolie’s 6th effort as a director. I think it’s time to add her to the list of masters at the craft.
The film is due out in November.