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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt reunited on screen in ‘By The Sea’.

“No, I have no desire,” Pitt told reporters Thursday in Hollywood at the world premiere gala screening at AFI Fest 2015 presented by Audi. “I’d rather work for her.” The film stars Pitt, 51, and Jolie Pitt, 40, as a couple stuck in a troubled marriage. Although the pair seem far from troubled in real life – appearing close and loving at the premiere and at the WSJ Magazine 2015 Innovator Awards the previous evening – the couple are the first to admit their marriage isn’t perfect, and that’s okay. “I think, for me, it’s just that the road is long, and it’s worth fighting for,” he said. “The dividends worth fighting for instead of jumping ship is more profound than any beginning, any kind of new romance.” “We push through them. The new movie follows Jolie’s last film that she directed, the 2014 movie “Unbroken,” which was based on the nonfiction bestseller of the same name and told the story of Louis Zamperini and his experiences in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp during World War II.

They seem to be growing apart, but when they linger in a quiet, seaside town, they begin to draw close to some of its inhabitants. ‘By The Sea’ had its world premiere at American Film Institute’s Festival in Hollywood. According to Jolie, the couple, who have been together for ten years and have six children, certainly know what they are talking about when it comes to relationships. “What was really, really nice was to say, after 10 years of marriage, that – and anyone that’s married or in a long term relationship knows this – you cannot just keep things in and you can’t play it safe. Jolie’s previous directing work also includes the 2011 movie “In the Land of Blood and Honey.” She has starred in many films, including the 2014 Disney box office hit “Maleficent,” and won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her work in the movie “Girl, Interrupted.” Many reviews for “Sea” have not been released yet, but those that have been published have been mostly negative.

Variety critic Justin Chang writes that the movie “struggles to turn its own beautiful inertia into a virtue… meandering and overlong… the film ultimately feels too dramatically reductive and obvious to pull off its desired cocktail of Albee and Antonioni.” Todd McCarthy of the Hollywood Reporter came to a similar conclusion, writing that “two hours is far too long to make an audience wait for a payoff that is hardly about to save the film from its own stasis and dramatic flatness.” Jolie releases her newest movie as a possible lawsuit against the film industry concerning the lack of female film and TV directors moves forward. Last month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a federal agency, began speaking with various female directors to see if there is reason for a class-action lawsuit concerning discrimination against women working as directors. During the shoot on the island of Malta, the couple went through a difficult time in their personal life with Jolie suffering from serious health problems. So it’s better to just get it all out.” Jolie Pitt also told reporters that the process of making the film bears some resemblance to marriage itself: Both involve a bit of risk-taking and a whole lot of commitment. “Really, it was so bizarre driving up here tonight and seeing it on a poster, because it was this odd, secret thing that I wrote just for my own therapy after the kids went to sleep,” she told reporters on the red carpet. “Then, Brad and I joked for years that it was something like, ‘Oh, it’s that crazy one.

Then one day we thought, ‘That’s what you have to do in life: You have to do the one that you are scared of, and the one that’s a little crazy,’ ” she continued. “And that’s what you should do in your marriage, too.” It’s a tag team, ultimate wrestling, endeavour and here on set, again, we’re working together and solving problems and making the thing work and figuring it out and it’s just a great collaboration.

The director of photography is Christian Berger, famous for his work with Michael Haneke in ‘The Piano Teacher’, ‘Hidden’ and ‘The White Ribbon’, the music is composed by Gabriel Yared who won an Oscar and a Grammy for his work on ‘The English Patient’ and the editing was by Martin Pensa and Jean-Marc Vallée, nominated for an Oscar in 2013 for ‘Dallas Buyers Club’.

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