Angelina Jolie is stirring up excitement for her upcoming flick In The Land of Blood and Honey with this intense movie poster!

This is Jolie's directorial debut, and on the bottom right of the poster, she's clearly putting her stamp on it. In the form of the blood spatters are two people kissing ... referencing the love story intertwined in the storyline.

The flick, which will be offered in four languages, is about the civil war and ethnic cleansing of the early to mid '90s in Bosnia.

In The Land of Blood and Honey hits theaters on December 23. See Angelina hard at work on the set in our gallery below.