Thursday, December 2, 2010

Angelina Jolie Hits Backs Against Bosnian War Movie Criticism

The Women Victims of War and its leader, Bakira Hasecic, have been speaking out against Jolie's untitled film — and a purported storyline in which a rape victim falls in love with her captor on the eve of the 1992 war — leading this week to Hasecic's declaration that she intended to file a complaint with the United Nations refugee agency.

Speaking with Reuters in Paris, Jolie hit back against the criticism. "There's one person who has a gripe," Jolie said.

"The absolute majority of the people, population, the cast, prime minister, president have been extremely supportive," she explained, adding that the vast majority of the film's crew had lived through the war, which lasted from 1992 to 1995.

In October, Jolie struck a much more conciliatory tone regarding Women Victims of War's concerns, saying in a statement, "My hope is that people will hold judgment until they have seen the film."

Source: MTV