Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Look Blissfully in Love at ‘By the Sea’ Screening in NYC
In By the Sea, Jolie-written and directed film, her and Pitt co-star as “a couple with issues who take a vacation in a last-ditch effort to save their marriage.” The film is set in 1970’s France, and is the couple’s first collaboration since 2005’s Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
A couple with a struggling marriage is the last thing Pitt and Jolie appeared to be, as they held each other close while they posed for photos, and signed autographs for fans with huge smiles on their faces outside the Directors Guild of America theater in New York.
Jolie explained to People and EW that she wrote the script for By the Sea because she “wanted to explore grief.”
“Much of the film and my character are very much about my mother and my feelings about my mother,” she adds. Her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, passed away in 2007 after a seven and a half year battle with ovarian cancer.
She explained further, “Everybody in the film represents a different way of addressing grief. Some have yet to experience it, some are able to come to terms with it and some are overwhelmed by it.”
The couple recently gave a rare joint interview with Tom Brokaw of the Today Show last week, during which they discussed their movie as well as her decision to undergo a double mastectomy, and remove her fallopian tubes and ovaries.
By the Sea comes out in theaters on Nov. 13.