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TWICE BORN
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original title:
VENUTO AL MONDO
directed by:
cast:
screenplay:
Sergio Castellitto, Margaret Mazzantini, from the novel "Venuto al mondo - Twice Born" by Margaret Mazzantini
cinematography:
editing:
set design:
costume design:
visual effects:
Eduardo Cruz
producer:
Sergio Castellitto, Roberto Sessa
production:
Alien Produzioni, Medusa Film, supported by MiBACT, Picomedia, Mod Producciones, Telecinco Cinema
distributor:
world sales:
country:
Italy/Spain
year:
2012
release date:
08/11/2012
festival & awards:
FEBIOFEST 2013: The Rhythms of Balkan
LOCARNO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2013: Pardo alla carriera to Sergio Castellitto
Gemma leaves her comfortable apartment in Rome to visit Sarajevo with her son, Pietro. An exhibit commemorating the siege will include photographs by Pietro’s father, Diego.
Sixteen years earlier, Gemma escaped the war-torn city with Pietro while Diego remained behind and later died. As she uses the visit to repair her difficult relationship with Pietro, she also confronts her past.
She first met and fell in love with Diego while visiting Sarajevo as a student in the 1980s. After many upheavals, the two lovers found passionate, if temporary, happiness. They desperately wanted children but Gemma could not conceive. As Sarajevo was being torn apart by the siege of 1992, they found a possible surrogate - Aska, a young and beautiful musician. Gemma pushed her into Diego's arms, only to be overwhelmed by guilt and jealousy.
Now, a revelation awaits Gemma in Sarajevo that will force her to face the full extent of her loss, the true horror of war and the redemptive power of love.
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