ANGELINA JOLIE ' TEARFUL GETS SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL AWARD
Tearful Jolie gets Sarajevo film festival award Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie was close to tears as she received a special award during an unannounced visit to Sarajevo's film festival Saturday with partner Brad Pitt. "I will start crying if you don't stop," Oscar-awarded Jolie told the audience who gave her a standing ovation at the city's National Theater. Jolie chose Bosnia's 1992-95 war as the setting for her first film as a director. "In the Land of Blood and Honey" is due to be released in December. She has also visited Bosnia as a goodwill ambassador for the UN's refugee agency UNHCR and funded the construction of several houses for returnees in eastern Bosnia. Festival director Mirsad Purivatra presented Jolie with a heart-shaped award when she appeared at the closing ceremony. "Tonight we are giving the honorary Heart of Sarajevo to a great artist, not only for the great impact she has in the world of cinema but also for persisting and her active engagement in the complexities of the real world we live in," Purivatra said. Jolie, dressed in a long peach dress, stood on stage with eyes full of tears waiting for the clapping to die down. "I told Brad in the car I was afraid I was going to cry," she said, her voice breaking. Jolie's film tells the story of a love affair between a Bosniak (Bosnian Muslim) woman and a Serb, who were on opposite warring sides during the conflict. She planned to shoot parts of the film in Sarajevo and engaged a local crew. But she <b>...</b>
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