Sergio Castellitto’s film premiered in Toronto last month and went on to receive a strong reception in San Sebastian.

Penélope Cruz and Emile Hirsch star in the tale of a single mother who travels with her son to the site of his father’s death in Sarajevo.

eOne negotiated the deal with Wild Bunch and expects to release Twice Born in the US and Canada in 2013.

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“We’re pleased to add another impressive title to our growing US slate and delighted to secure Twice Born for Canada as well,” eOne Films North America president David Reckziegel said.

“Penélope Cruz and Emile Hirsch are audience-favorites and both deliver outstanding performances in this powerful drama.”