Angelina Jolie given Heart of Sarajevo award

August 1st, 2011

Angelina Jolie has been awarded the Heart of Sarajevo at the Bosnian capital's film festival.

The 'Salt' actress was given the honorary prize for her humanitarian efforts, and during the festival she also gave a screening of her directorial debut 'In the Land of Blood and Honey', a love story set in the background of the Bosnian war in the 1990s.

Accepting the award at the city's National Theatre on Saturday (30.07.11), Angelina professed her love for Bosnia and added the movie was a chance for people to understand what happened in the country during the bloody period of history.

She said: "I love this country. I will start crying if you don't stop.

"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.

"I spent last year with some wonderful people from this country. I have never worked with such a disciplined and talented crew."

Angelina's long term-partner, 47-year-old actor Brad Pitt was also at the film festival.

'In the Land of Blood and Honey' is set to be released in the US on December 23.