Hollywood diva Angelina Jolie's directorial debut, "In the Land of Blood and Honey", premiered in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on Tuesday night.

Jolie, who arrived with partner Brad Pitt for the screening, became emotional and cried as she received a round of applause from the audience for her film, which is about the Bosnian war.

While many attended the gala screening of the movie, distributors in the Serb region of Bosnia, however, have decided not to show it, reported Reuters.

"I am 100 percent sure that nobody would want to see it in Republika Srpska. Another reason is political, because the audience here considers the content of the film as offensive for the Serb people," Vlado Ljevar, a film distributor, told Reuters.

Speaking at a news conference, Jolie said she wouldn't attend the premier of the movie in Belgrade. When queried if she was anti-Serbian she replied she wasn't and went on to criticise the question.

"I think it's sad that that question has to be asked today and I think that shows how divided this region still remains," she said.

Earlier, Jolie received the "Cinema for Peace" award at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival, on Monday. The award is given to filmmakers who promote the values of humanity.

Check out photographs of the actress and her cast at the premiere...

Angelina Jolie cries after the gala premiere of the movie "In The Land Of Blood And Honey" in SarajevoREUTERS/Dado Ruvic
Angelina Jolie receives applause after the gala premiere of the movie "In The Land Of Blood And Honey" in SarajevoREUTERS/Dado Ruvic
U.S. actress and director Angelina Jolie and her husband, actor Brad Pitt, pose for photo on the red carpet before the gala premiere of the movie "In The Land Of Blood And Honey" in Sarajevo, BosniaREUTERS/Dado Ruvic
Angelina Jolie (C) poses with cast members Zana Marjanovic (L) and Goran Kostic on the red carpet before the gala premiere of their movie 'In The Land Of Blood And Honey' in SarajevoREUTERS/Dado Ruvic
Angelina Jolie (C) speaks during a news conference with cast members before the gala premiere of the movie "In The Land Of Blood And Honey" in SarajevoREUTERS/Dado Ruvic