Jolie debut film blocked in Bosnia
Published 15/10/2010 | 12:52
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has been denied a permit to shoot her directorial film debut in Bosnia amid protests by rape victims who object to its alleged subject matter.
The film - a wartime love story between a Bosnian woman and a Serbian man - was supposed to be shot partly in Bosnia.
However, Jolie's producer said rumours spread that the film was about a rape victim who falls in love with her rapist.
Jolie's Sarajevo producer, Edin Sarkic, said the rumours were untrue.
He said he had re-submitted the application and sent the film's full script to Sarajevo's Culture Minister and expected to get a permit.
Jolie issued a statement on Friday saying it would be a shame if "unfair pressure based on wrong information" prevents her crew from shooting in Bosnia.