Twice Born - Trailer
Director Sergio CastellittoYear 2014Genre(s) Dramas
When Gemma was a young student from Italy, all she wanted was excitement and adventure in her life. She travels to the Bosnian city of Sarajevo where she meets a handsome American stranger called Diego with whom she begins a wildly passionate love affair. Diego is desperate to have children, while Gemma finds herself wishing for a child just like him, but their relationship is tested by a prolonged fertility struggle. When she finally manages to conceive, they face mortal danger when the Balkan war arrives in the city. Gemma and her newly born son Pietro are forced to retreat back to Italy, while Diego remains in Bosnia and subsequently loses his life. Now a teenager, Pietro must learn about what happened with his father as the mother and son return to that fateful city. However, they soon find themselves uncovering some disturbing secrets.
'Twice Born' is a romantic war drama about the power of love and the strength parenthood brings. Sergio Castellitto ('Love & Slaps', 'Don't Move', 'Libero Burro') directed the movie, and co-wrote the screenplay with his previous writing partner Margaret Mazzantini who is also the author of the original novel. The film was nominated for several awards including at the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists and the San Sebastian International Film Festival.
Starring: Penelope Cruz, Emile Hirsch, Adnan Haskovic, Saadet Aksoy, Pietro Castellitto, Luca De Filippo, Jane Birkin, Sergio Castellitto, Mira Furlan, Jovan Diviak, Vinicio Marchioni, Luca De Filippo, Bruno Armando, Fausto Russo Alesi, Juan Carlos Vellido, Sanja Vejnovic