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No one can deny that Angelina Jolie put her blood, sweat and tears into her filmmaking debut. And Tuesday night, the emphasis was on the tears.
While attending the Bosnian premiere of her hard-fought directing debut In the Land of Blood and Honey, Jolie became overcome with emotion and teared up with emotion while taking the stage at her cinematic homecoming.
While Angie was all business on the red carpet beforehand, when she took to the stage later on in the night, she seemed immediately overcome after receiving a standing ovation from the crowd.
"It means so much to all of us, it means so much to me and I can't tell you how much it means to be here with all of you and to share this film and that you're receiving it so warmly means the world to me," a clearly emotional and shaky-voiced Jolie told the crowd before the film.
"I care so deeply for all of you in this country."
Rapturous and encouraging applause in the 5,000-strong auditorium in which the film screened, naturally followed.
Jolie was joined by Brad Pitt at the screening, but it was apparently a quick trip. The duo was spotted flying back out of the country yesterday.