Bosnia Lifts Ban on Angelina Jolie Film
Angelina Jolie‘s directorial debut is back on track after the Bosnian government ended a temporary ban on the actress’ filming permit.
Sarajevo authorities withdrew last week Jolie’s permit to film in Bosnia following a protest from an organization of women raped during the Bosnian War. The association reportedly protested after it heard rumors that Jolie’s film is about a Bosnian rape victim who fell in love with her Serbian attacker.
The ban was lifted only after producers assured authorities that the rumors about the story of the film were untrue. Bosnian producer Edin Sarkic reportedly showed the script to a minister to convince authorities that the story is not about a rape victim. The permit was re-issued on Monday, and Sarkic said that Jolie will begin shooting the film next month.
Producers have been secretive of the film’s story, saying only that the movie is a love story between a Bosnian woman and a Serbian man set during the Bosnian war.