The debut trailer for Sergio Castellitto’s Twice Born has been released via Yahoo! Movies. The movie, based on the novel of the same name by Margaret Mazzantini follows Gemma [Penelope Cruz] a survivor who visits Sarajevo with her son, Pietro. Sixteen years ago they escaped the war-torn city while the boy’s father [Emile Hirsch] remained behind and later died. As she tries to repair her relationship with Pietro, a revelation forces Gemma to face loss, the cost of war and the redemptive power of love. Adnan Haskovic, Saadet Aksoy, Pietro Castellitto, Luca De Filippo, Jane Birkin & Castellitto all co-star. The movie will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Hit the jump for the details.
Synopsis: "Set against the Balkan Wars that tore apart the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s, Twice Born stars Penelope Cruz as Gemma, a woman with a past of considerable complexity. Summoned to Sarajevo by a phone call from an old friend, she catches a plane with her teenaged son to visit an exhibition of photographs taken by an ex-lover. This return to Bosnia triggers a flood of memories as Gemma remembers the passionate times she spent with Diego (Emile Hirsch), a young and exuberant American photographer, just before the Winter Olympics in 1984. Theirs was a magical love, perfect in every respect, until her desire for a child steered their relationship in an unexpected direction. When civil war breaks out, their personal life becomes inextricably intertwined with the horrors that surround them. As Gemma squires her son around present-day Sarajevo, the past continually intrudes, upsetting the delicate equilibrium that has allowed her to forget and move on with her life."