Angelina Jolie has named her directorial debut 'In the Land of Blood and Honey'.

The Oscar-winning actress shot the movie - a love story set during the Bosnian war of the early 1990s - last October with an entirely local cast, and she admits she agonised about what title to give it because of The Heavy nature of script.

She said: "It's a heavy film. You want to find that title that really helps the audience know what they're walking into.

"The final name was driving me crazy. I have lists and lists of titles all over."

The 35-year-old beauty shot the film simultaneously in the local language - known as BHS - and English, and will soon have finished the final edit.

Speaking at the Cannes Film Festival, she added to Entertainment Weekly: "I'm moments away. I had to leave the editing room to come here."

Angelina added she has been surprised as test audience reaction to the project and ideas about the title.

She said: "You become very surprised because you think it's this and they say it's definitely a film about that. We tried a few about that. We tried a few. None of them have worked."

The movie is set for release in the US on December 23.