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Twice Born

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Twice Born (Venuto al mondo)

Twice Born (Venuto al mondo)

original title:

VENUTO AL MONDO

directed by:

screenplay:

Sergio Castellitto, Margaret Mazzantini, from the novel "Venuto al mondo - Twice Born" by Margaret Mazzantini

cinematography:

costume design:

visual effects:

Eduardo Cruz

producer:

Sergio Castellitto, Roberto Sessa

production:

Alien Produzioni, Medusa Film, supported by MiBACT, Sky Cinema, Picomedia, Telecinco Cinema, Mod Producciones, in association with BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas, in collaboration with FIP – Film Investimenti Piemonte, Mediaset Premium, with the support of Regione Lazio, Film Commission Torino Piemonte

distribution:

world sales:

country:

Italy/Spain

year:

2012

format:

colour

release date:

08/11/2012

festival & awards:

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.