"Our experiences, good and bad, make us who we are." Angelina Jolie gets REAL: http://t.co/NqLVyC4Htw pic.twitter.com/zGeLBhoUUp
— ELLE Magazine (US) (@ELLEmagazine) March 31, 2015
Unbroken, the almost unbelievable story of Louis "Louie" Zamperini, marked Angelina Jolie's second time stepping behind the camera. The director's unblinking interpretation of Zamperini's life is both moving and hard to watch as it showcases the Olympic runner surviving in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash during World War II, only to be captured and sent to a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp. The film, which stars Jack O'Connell, is now out on DVD, Blu-Ray, and Digital HD (so you can, thankfully, cry in the comfort of your own home). In commemoration of its release, Jolie let us pose a few questions about directing Unbroken and what she learned from Zamperini's story. Her words, like the ones in her recent New York Times op-ed about her decision to undergo preventative surgery due to the risks of the BRCA1 gene, are inspiring and smart.