Actress Angelina Jolie ended up in tears following a standing ovation from the audience at a screening of her new movie “In The Land of Blood and Honey” in the Bosnian city of Sarajevo.
The screening of the movie, written and directed by Jolie, took place in an auditorium of 5,000 Tuesday. The movie is about romance between a Serbian soldier and a Bosnian woman the 1990s war in the region, and the film has won acclaim from critics.
Jolie, who was accompanied to the premiere by her partner Brad Pitt, was greeted by applause and a standing ovation when she took to the stage after the screening.
She was overwhelmed and broke down in tears, reports contactmusic.com.
“To see you receiving it so well means the world to me. I feel so deep for all of you in this country,” said Jolie.
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.
“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…,” she said.
“(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,” added the actress, who is involved with several humanitarian causes.