Magazine article Screen International

Jolie's Bosnia Project Reapplying for Permit after Content Controversy

Magazine article Screen International

Jolie's Bosnia Project Reapplying for Permit after Content Controversy

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GK Films says it is reapplying for a permit to shoot parts of Angelina Jolie's directorial debut in Sarajevo after concerns about the film's content reportedly caused the original permit to be revoked by Bosnian authorities.

In a prepared statement, Graham King's GK, which is financing the untitled film, said that "as a purely technical matter" it is obliged to reapply for a permit "now that the final script is available."

The statement also said that, "The stories about the film which have recently been circulated are incorrect. The dedication and commitment of the cast and crew from all over the former Yugoslavia demonstrates the integrity of this project."

The company refused to elaborate on the statement.

The statement came in response to a BBC report that Bosnian culture minister Gavrilo Grahovac had revoked the film's permit to shoot in Sarajevo. The report said Grahovac attributed the decision to the fact that the permit application was not, as required by law, accompanied by a copy of the film's script. …

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