Jolie unwelcome in Sarajevo
Published 15/10/2010 | 05:00
A BOSNIAN minister cancelled a permit for Hollywood star Angelina Jolie to shoot parts of her debut feature film in Bosnia, citing incomplete paperwork.
The Oscar-winning actress's production company said the film was a love story between a Serbian man and a Bosnian woman who meet on the eve of the Bosnian war, which killed 100,000 people between 1992 and 1995. The filming should conclude in November in Bosnia.
Our pictures show Jolie and husband Brad Pitt on set yesterday. Last night Jolie said the film would not meddle in politics, but an association of female victims from the Bosnian war has already objected to details of the plot.
"In the film, a victim is really falling in love with her torturer," Bakira Hasecic, president of the Women Victims of War association, said.
However, Sarajevo-based producer Scout Film said the film was a love story. Gavrilo Grahovac, the outgoing culture and sports minister of Bosnia's Muslim-Croat federation, cancelled permission for the shooting.
"Since the request (for the shooting) is not in accordance with the law, it is incomplete and not accompanied by the necessary script, Minister Gavrilo Grahovac decided to annul the permit," a spokesman revealed last night.