First-time director Angelina Jolie opened up to Hungarian-language site Vasarnapi Hirek about shooting her untitled Bosnian war epic, which follows a romance between a Muslim woman and Serbian man. (IndieWire first turned up the interview.)
Jolie, 35, says she shot the movie twice: once in English, once in the native language of the mostly-Eastern European actors. "We actually shot a full version in their native language and we shot a full version in English," Jolie explained.
"We shot two complete films. I was only able to do it because the actors were so fluent in English so they were willing to work hard and do the scenes in two languages," the mother of six and love to Brad Pitt said.
And the Hollywood A-lister might even make her directorial debut a black-and-white affair. "It's shot in color but it could transfer to black and white. We haven't decided that," she explained. "We put a series of pictures together in black and white and it was beautiful."
Still, despite those high-brow elements, Jolie insisted: "The important thing is I want to make sure that we make a film for people who just want to go to the movies to watch a love story. To not be put off by anything that seems too heavy."
Continued the star: "We want to walk that fine line to make it accessible to everybody because it's important for as many people to see it."