At long last, we finally get a sneak peek at Angelina Jolie's controversial directorial debut, In the Land of Blood & Honey.

The romantic drama centers on a Serbian man (Goran Kostic) who falls in love with a Bosnian-Muslim woman (Zana Marjanovic) before 1992's Bosnian War separates them, and it's set to hit theaters December 23.

The Oscar winner, who also wrote the film, recently expressed: "I wanted to tell a story of how human relationships and behavior are deeply affected by living in side a war ... The cast was extraordinary. I was privileged and honored to work with them and I am very excited for everyone to see their immense talent."

Jolie filmed two versions of the movie, one in English, the other in the native Serbo-Croatian. And rather than choosing seasoned A-listers, the actress hand-picked local unknowns in the area to fill the coveted roles.

Could Blood & Honey earn the first-time director her second Academy Award?