Jolie questions decision to deny her film permit

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina — Angelina Jolie has questioned Bosnia’s decision to withdraw her film permit, saying Friday it was based on false rumors that her movie will be a love story about a Bosniak woman and a Serb man who raped her during the country’s war.

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Published: Fri 15 Oct 2010, 8:25 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 3:35 AM

But the actress, and two members of her film crew in Sarajevo, declined to say what the plot of her directorial debut will be, and that could make it difficult to allay the concerns of the movie’s main opponents: Bosnia’s wartime rape victims.

Jolie said in a written statement Friday that it will be a shame if “unfair pressure based on wrong information” prevents her crew from shooting her film in Bosnia.” It’s working title is “United Love Story.”

She offered to meet with wartime rape victims in Bosnia and to clarify misunderstandings that led Sarajevo’s culture minister, Gavrilo Grahovac, to deny the permit.

“My hope is that people will hold judgment until they have seen the film,” Jolie said.

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