Angelina Jolie Gets Voyeuristic in New ‘By the Sea’ Trailer
In the new trailer for Angelina Jolie‘s latest directorial feature, we see Jolie’s Vanessa and Brad Pitt‘s Roland alone in separate rooms. Vanessa smokes on the balcony, Roland sits at a cafe. Then in some new footage, we see Vanessa move a table to peek through a small hole. Is she watching her husband? Maybe she sees the event that sets off a spate of emotional breakdowns. There’s crying, screaming, slapping, kicking and Brad Pitt looking his worst on a bench.
Little is known about the plot of By the Sea, but that it follows an American couple who’s marriage is in shambles in 1970s France. The second trailer doesn’t reveal much more, but that’s exactly what Jolie wanted. The director-actress told Entertainment Weekly that she only wanted her trailer to hint at the story, and that some things might not be as they seem. “I like trailers that don’t explain the whole film,” she said, “that tell you exactly what to expect.” She also added that the voyeurism has “a deeper resonance to the story,” which makes me think that maybe Vanessa catches her husband cheating.
By the Sea also stars Melanie Laurent, Niels Arestrup, Melvil Popaud and Richard Bohringer. It opens Novemeber 13.