Spanish actress Penelope Cruz continued Tuesday with the filming of "Venuto al Mondo" at Sarajevo International Airport surrounded by the tight security measures that have protected her since her arrival at the Bosnian capital last week with husband Javier Bardem and infant son Leo in tow.

The press was only permitted to observe from a great distance the shooting of the arrival in Sarajevo of Gemma, the character played by the Madrid actress in the film directed by Italy's Sergio Castellitto.

Gemma is a single mother who accompanies her teenage son to the Sarajevo of today, the hometown of his father who was killed while still a young man during the 1992-1995 Bosnian war.

An SUV drove Cruz to the entrance of the airport terminal, well protected by bodyguards who tried to keep her from being photographed.

Production of the film began Monday in a downtown district of Sarajevo, once the front line in the war between Serbs and Muslims.

The filming in Sarajevo is expected to end on Sept. 21 and will continue on the Croatian island of Korcula and in Rome.

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