Jolie’s Tears At Bosnian Movie Screening

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February 15, 2012 | 7:26am EST

Angelina Jolie burst into tears after receiving a standing ovation at a screening of her new movie in the Bosnian city of Sarajevo on Tuesday.
The Hollywood actress wrote and directed In The Land Of Blood And Honey, about a romance between a Serbian soldier and a Bosnian woman the 1990s war in the region, and the film has won acclaim from critics.

She premiered the movie in the eastern European country on Tuesday in an auditorium of 5,000 people, and she was greeted by applause and a standing ovation when she took to the stage after the screening.

Jolie, who was accompanied to the premiere by her partner Brad Pitt, was overcome with emotion and broke down in tears as she told the audience, “To see you receiving it so well means the world to me. I feel so deep for all of you in this country.”

The Oscar winner also took the opportunity to address the ongoing unrest in Syria, insisting she hopes her film is seen as a “wake-up call” to the international community as more needs to be done to help the country’s people.

She adds, “I feel very strongly about it (the film) and I believe that its core issue – which is the need for intervention and need for the world to pay attention to atrocities when they are happening – is very, very timely and especially with things that are happening in Syria today… (It) is very important that this film is out at this time… If this film points the finger at anybody it is the international community, so I hope it remains a wake-up call for them.”