Jolie in Tears at Movie Screening

Thursday, 16 February 2012, 04:48 Hrs
Printer Print Email Email

London: 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

"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.

Source: IANS
The Pentagon has selected Microsoft and Amazon Web Services (AWS, the cloud computing arm ..
Startup City
Youth are leading India's start-up ecosystem where the median age of founder-entrepreneurs..
US Indian
Facebook-owned photo messaging app Instagram has launched the beta version of its in-app sh..
Enterprise IT
Taking on streaming giants like Netflix and Hulu, Walt Disney Co. has announced it will laun..
The Reserve Bank of India injected a total liquidity of Rs 2.98 lakh crore in the market in 20..
Google Pixel and OnePlus smartphones are catching up and giving stiff competition to Samsu..
Wiley, a global leader in research and education has announced a series of blended learning progr..
"Game of Thrones" author George R.R. Martin doesn't want season eight to be the final chapter of "..
Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp is still developing its previously announced "Vacatio..