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Monday, 1 August 2011

Angelina Jolie honoured at Sarajevo Film Festival

A tearful Angelina Jolie has been honoured at the Sarajevo Film Festival for her acting and "active engagement in the complexities of the real world".

Jolie, whose directorial debut is set in Bosnia's 1992 to 1995 war, received a standing ovation as she picked up the honorary Heart of Sarajevo award.

"I told Brad in the car I was afraid I was going to cry," she said.

She presented the festival's best actor award to Thomas Schubert who starred in Atman, also named best film.

Romanian leading lady Ada Condeescu won best actress for her role in Loverboy.

Act of resistance
Jolie, 36, who was at the 17th Sarajevo Film Festival with boyfriend Brad Pitt, visited Bosnia several times last year as a goodwill ambassador for the UN's refugee agency.

She said she was "so honoured to be here".

"There is no greater example of the strengths of the artists and the festival that began during the war and grew stronger every year," she added



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