Looks like Angelina Jolie may have to find another location for her directorial debut.
On Wednesday, authorities revoked Angelina's permission to shoot part of her film in Bosnia due to complaints from a women war victims group.
According to Variety, the film is about a Serbian man and Bosnian woman who fall in love in the midst of a war, but must take different paths.
Why does Bosnia dislike this film so much? Probably because Bosnian press reported that Jolie's film was a love story between a Muslim victim and her Serbian rapist.
Culture Minister Gavrilo Grahovac chose to revoke the filming license in an effort to "express our disapproval for the shooting of a movie which does not tell the truth and hurts a large number of victims."
Women war victims groups were furious to hear about the reported subject of a rapist and his victim falling in love.
Here's what Bakira Hasecic, the head of "Women Victims of War" association on Sarajevo had to say about it:
"This is misleading history. Among thousands of testimonies by women raped during the war, there is not a single one that tells of a love story between a victim and her rapist. We will not allow anyone to falsify our pain."
The filmmakers have recently sent the script over to Bosnian officials, in an effort to convince them that the women's victims group has got it all wrong.
Here's what Executive Producer Edin Sarkic had to say about it:
"I hope the film will get the green light after the officials see the script. The film has nothing to do with the allegation made by this women's association. As we said before, it is only a love story."
Here's what Jolie had to say to the women's group:
"Don't judge me before you see the film."
Guess we'll see if anything changes after Bosnian officials read the film's script.
Do U think she'll be allowed to shoot in Bosnia? Do U think she should be allowed?
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