Jolie wanted to film in the country. Her permission to shoot in Sarajevo was briefly revoked because the subject matter of the film — about a love affair between a Serbian prison guard and a Muslim woman in a war camp — stirred up ferocious controversy.
In the end, most of the film was made in Hungary, though there were still several scenes shot in Bosnia. Zbanic, a co-founder of the film production company Deblokada in Sarajevo, who has lobbied officials on behalf of the Bosnian film industry. Slovenia, an E. Macedonian film advocates are also hoping to get a new law for tax incentives soon, and the government recently announced plans to invest in a film studio.
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There is also talk of creating a regional database that will make it easier for foreign filmmakers to scout locales, find crews and production facilities in the various countries. While cost is always an issue, a culture that has a history of great cinema has an advantage. Because they have the tradition of filmmaking, we were embraced.
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You will receive emails containing news content , updates and promotions from The New York Times. You may opt-out at any time. You agree to receive occasional updates and special offers for The New York Times's products and services. Thank you for subscribing. Flying in on a clear day and seeing the way the mountains and hills press against Sarajevo on three sides, I could easily comprehend the destruction that artillery, mortars, heavy machine guns, and snipers could inflict on its inhabitants, who would have had great difficulty defending themselves.
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I could see the Serbian siege for what it was: a deliberate effort to collectively punish a city, and terrorize and starve its inhabitants, while taking satisfaction in firing from safe and unassailable heights. Once on the ground, I felt even more the proximity of these hills that dominate every view, loom at the end of every street, and in time of peace adorn the city with their greenery and the red rooftops dotting their slopes. Today one is astonished to discover that almost every building in Sarajevo suffered some degree of damage during the siege, and that 35, were completely destroyed, including most famously the national library with its thousands of irreplaceable old books and manuscripts.
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