If you are curious, you can listen to this brief interview with Jolie on NPR or take a look at this piece at the Telegraph for an overview of the movie's reception in Bosnia. But, for now, I wanted to share with you this one little bit that made me want to see this film even more:
Jolie shot the film in the Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language (it is subtitled in English), and encouraged her cast members to speak up if there were story points or dialogue they took issue with. They embraced the opportunity. Early in the film, before the war, Ajla (the main character, ed.) tosses a breezy "I love you!" over her shoulder to her sister as she heads out for a date. Jolie sensed Marjanovic was holding back a little. "She told me, 'I get that saying I love you to the sister is something in America, where you say I love you [so easily] and hug when you order a pizza. We don't really do that.'"Photo via USAToday.
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