Posts tagged war
Those who see the film, especially the people who lived through the war, are finally getting to cry over what they lived through, finally getting a chance to realize “I am here and I survived.”
When I started making this movie, playing the role of Lejla, the sister of the main character, the floodgates of hidden and suppressed memories and emotion lifted. I saw, yet again, the complete horror and terror of what it was.
The writer speaks freely about what she knows; it comes from inside. In the process, she works through the pain and shares it with others. It is the same for painters, musicians, composers and directors. But, as actors, we have to be chosen. We have to be given our lines to say. What was unique in making this movie with Angelina Jolie, the film’s writer and director, is that we were given exactly the lines we wanted to say.
I realized how much I wanted—how much I needed—to say those very lines.