Angelina Jolie Honored at Sarajevo Film Festival in Bosnia

Entertainment Jul. 30, 2011 AT 4:02PM
Angelina Jolie Honored at Sarajevo Film Festival in Bosnia Credit: REUTERS/ Dado Ruvic

Brangelina in Bosnia!

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attended the Sarajevo Film Festival on Saturday in Bosnia. Jolie, 36, received the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo award at the closing ceremonies.

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Jolie's directorial debut -- The Land of Blood and Honey --- is a film about the war in Bosnia. One of the film's lead actresses, Zana Marjanovic, introduced Jolie to the crowd by saying she had a friend there to help her present an award.

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An insider told Us Weekly that Jolie, clad in an Elie Saab gown, was  moved "almost to tears" by the crowd's nonstop applause. The festival director, Mirsad Purivatra praised her not only her cinematic achievements but also for her global humanitarian efforts.

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The film sparked considerable controversy because it focuses on the love between a Muslim woman and a Serb who are in a relationship at the beginning of the Bosnian war in the '90s, and then shows what happens to their relationship throughout the war.

On the red carpet, Jolie and Pitt, 47, stopped to "pat a baby," according to a source. "I love this country," Jolie said. "I was honored to have a chance to meet everybody. This movie was a chance to bring attention to the situation that happened so long ago, and I hope that it  brings attention and more dialogue to remind people what everybody here went through."

But Jolie and Pitt won't be in Bosnia long. A source tells Us the duo will catch a flight out at 9:30 p.m. Saturday from the Sarajevo airport.

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