Penélope Cruz and Emile Hirsch star in Twice Born, a gripping portrait of love, loyalty and the unbreakable bonds of motherhood during the Bosnian war in 1992. E! News has an exclusive first look at a clip from the film (plus two pictures) before it hits theaters on Friday, Dec. 6.
Based on Margaret Mazzantini's European bestseller, Twice Born tells the story of an Italian professor named Gemma (Cruz) who takes her moody teenage son to Sarajevo for the summer. It was there that she fell madly in love with his late father, Diego (Hirsch). During their trip, however, Gemma discovers a long-hidden secret that makes her question everything she ever knew.
In the clip, the lovers are seen flirting at a ski resort. "I spent the whole day lying in snow with skiers jumping over me, ice chips flying in my eyes. I'm probably going to go blind, which is not such a great idea for a photographer," Diego tells Gemma.
As they trudge through the snow, Gemma says, "I don't understand why you didn't wear sunglasses."
Diego has his reasons, of course. "That's like making love with your clothes on," the shutterbug says. "Nothing can come between you and the lens."
As they head back to the lodge, Diego boldly asks Gemma if she's "seeing anyone."
"I'm with someone," she says, almost sadly. "I've been with him a long time. What about you?"
Diego stops in his tracks. "Me?" he asks. He then turns to the open mountains and bellows, "I'm free!"