11/01/2010 at 01:00 AM EDT
Historic European location? Check. Director's chair? Check. Hot, supportive boyfriend? Check and check. Angelina Jolie
seems to have her directorial debut well in hand in Budapest, where she is in charge of a cast and crew in the hundreds and getting encouragement-along with hugs, hand-holding and kisses-from partner Brad Pitt
, who brought his camera to the set on Oct. 14. "He took pictures of her all day long," says a set source. "Angelina looked at Brad with loving eyes."
Not a bad view. Since wrapping his movie Moneyball
and arriving in Hungary on Oct. 7, Pitt, 46, has been motorcycling between Jolie's set and the family's eco-friendly rental home in Budapest (outfitted with solar panels, along with a wine cellar and indoor swimming pool)-when he's not on kid duty shuttling Maddox, 9, Pax, 6, Zahara, 5, Shiloh, 4, to French-language school and karate lessons and playing with 2-year-old twins Knox and Viv. Jolie, 35, is leaning on Pitt for support as she focuses on her yet-untitled film about the 1990s Bosnian War (she denied a controversy-sparking rumor that it focuses on a romance between a rapist and his victim). So far, she's filmed in a local square, an orphanage and a factory-and sampled burekas (a savory pastry) alongside Pitt. Says a local source: "He is constantly by her side."