Win a Copy of TWICE BORN, Starring Penélope Cruz and Emile Hirsh, Available on DVD Feb 25 – CLOSED

Feb 14, 2014 Posted by in DVD/Blu-ray, Giveaways | 19 comments

“[Features] a magnificent performance from Penélope Cruz”
— Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times




Street Date: February 25, 2014

SRP: $24.98 


Twice Born – Trailer


Academy Award® winner Penélope Cruz and Emile Hirsh star inTWICE BORN an epic family mystery that becomes a moving portrait of love, loyalty and the unbreakable bonds of motherhood in a time of war.  The 2013 U.S. Theatrical release from Director Sergio Castellito (Don’t Move) arrives on DVD and Digital Download on February 25, 2014, from Entertainment One.

Based on the runaway European bestseller by Margaret Mazzantini, TWICE BORN begins as the Italian professor Gemma (Cruz) heads off on a summer vacation to the battle-scarred city of Sarajevo with her discontented teenaged son Pietro.  She longs to show him the country where she fell passionately in love with his father, Diego (Hirsh) – but she is about to discover a long-hidden secret, one that will reveal far more to their knotted past than even her haunted memories can disclose.

Years before, when she herself was still a student, Gemma traveled to a very different Sarajevo, an electric, youthful city in the midst of the triumphant 1984 Winter Olympics.  It was then that she began a heated love affair with the young American photographer Diego, drawn to his intense zest for life and art.  For a time, she was compelled only by the all-consuming desire to start a family with him; but that desire would soon be complicated by her struggles to conceive, and her hopes of becoming a mother would in turn be interrupted by the coming of the brutal Balkan war and the longest violent siege of a city in modern history. In a series of transforming events, Gemma would finally make it back to Italy – but alone with an infant son who has never known the story of who he is or how he was born.

Roaming Sarajevo for the first time in 18 years, an unnerved Gemma at last begins to uncover the hidden truth of both the terrifying incidents and the remarkable acts of generosity that brought her and Pietro together — and now to a crossroads. In the face of a mother’s ultimate moral dilemma, she finds the redemptive power of love in this poignant and powerful film, also starring Jane Birkin (La Belle Noiseuse, Death on the Nile), which Roger Moore of McClatchey Tribune calls “an old-fashioned war romance…packed with third-act surprises”.


  • Penélope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Volver)
  • Emile Hirsh (Into The Wild, Killer Joe)
  • Adnan Haskovic (Body Complete)
  • Saadet Aksoy (Baska Dilde Ask)


  • Interviews with Cast and Crew

Catalog:  EOE-DV-7414
Running time: 127 Minutes
Genre:  Drama
Rated: R
Aspect Ratio: 16×9 (2.35:1)
Audio: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Language: English, Italian, Bosnian with English Subtitles



And now for the giveaway details… thanks to the folks at Entertainment One, we’ve got three copies of the Twice Born DVD to give away to lucky readers!

The widget below will step you through the various ways you can enter:

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In a couple weeks, we will randomly pick the winners and contact them for their mailing info to forward on to the folks at eOne, who will mail out the DVDs directly. The prizes can only be shipped to addressees within the United States, and cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes.


  • Sarah Grace

    I love Spanish actress Penélope Cruz, Bandidas & Blow, 2 of my favorites. DVD sounds like an incredible war romance, that can’t be missed. Thanks for a chance at this one. I’d love to see it!

  • bn100

    The premise sounds interesting

  • Tina Krauss

    this movie looks interesting. would love to watch it.

  • InfiniteMidnight

    The synopsis of the film sounds interesting, and I really like Emile Hirsh and Penelope Cruz.

    • InfiniteMidnight

      Assuming that’s an extra @ in the entry to follow @eOneFilmsUS.

  • Daniel M

    still have a crush on Penelope Cruz

  • Lilith Katz

    I’d like to win because I love watching all types of movies, and I Penelope Cruz is an entertaining actress

  • Ronald Oliver

    I would like to win a copy of Twice Born, because I like the synopsis of the film, and it stars Penelope Cruz, who is a good actress. Thanks for the chance.

  • June S.

    I would keep this and watch it with my husband.

  • bill norris

    have yet to see it….and seeing it for free would rock.

  • Bernie Wallace

    I would like to win this because I am a big fan of Penelope Cruz.

  • Shannon Baas

    I love movies.

  • agordon10

    I like the plot line.

  • Erica Carnes

    Looks good!

  • Brittney House

    I’m a big fan of Penelope Cruz.

  • Lisa Voyce

    My boyfriend really likes Penelope Cruz, so I’m sure he would like to have this movie.

  • Debra Hall

    it sounds like a movie i would enjoy watching

  • skynkatesmom

    I have yet to see this but am a Penelope Cruz fan so I would love to see it!

  • Laurie Emerson

    I would like to win this movie as I love the actors in it. It looks like such a good storyline.