‘Twice Born’ DVD Giveaway Contest!

Twice BornWho doesn’t like the word FREE?  I like it.  No, I love it!  And you should too because our good folks over at Entertainment One  have given us 3 DVD copies of Twice Born, an epic family mystery that becomes a moving portrait of love, loyalty and the unbreakable bonds of motherhood in a time of war to give away to 3 lucky readers on our site.  The 2013 U.S. theatrical release from director Sergio Castellitto (Don’t Move) that stars Academy Award winner Penélope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Volver) and Emile Hirsch (Into The Wild, Killer Joe), arrives February 25, 2014 on DVD and Digital Download from Entertainment One (eOne).   So check out the full press release and trailer below and find out how you can win one of three DVD copies of this extraordinary feature.

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


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


For your chance to win Twice Born

Send us an email to webmaster at whysoblu dot com (piece that together) with…your name, full U.S. mailing address (NO PO BOXES), the name of the contest (Twice Born) and hit Submit and BAM… you’re automatically entered.  Oh wait!  I forgot!  We have one last requirement!  You MUST be following us on Facebook and Twitter too.  That’s it!  Could it be any simpler?  Three lucky readers will be randomly selected by our computer program Dex on Friday, February 28th and will be notified via email.  Again…continental US entries only.  Only one entry per person.  Good luck!

* Any entires that don’t follow the rules set forth within this paragraph will be instantly dismissed *

Twice Born DVD


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