Angelina Jolie’s debut film wins award

Last Updated: Dec 16, 2011, 08:52 AM IST

Los Angeles: Hollywood star Angelina Jolie`s directorial debut `In The Land Of Blood And Honey` is up for the 2012 Stanley Kramer prize.

The 36-year-old actress stepped behind the camera to write, co-produce and direct the movie about a romance between a Serb soldier and a Bosnian Muslim woman during the Bosnian Civil War in the 1990s.

The film has now won its first accolade, being named as the recipient of the Producers Guild of America`s 2012 Stanley Kramer prize, reported E! online.

The award is given to films which successfully highlight "provocative social issues" and has previously been given to movies including `I Am Sam` ,`Hotel Rwanda`, `Milk` and `Precious Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire`.

Producers Guild presidents Hawk Koch and Mark Gordon said in a joint statement, "In The Land Of Blood And Honey is an extraordinary film that portrays a complex love story set against the terrors of the Bosnian war, especially towards women".

PTI