PenÃ©lope Cruz hardly ever (read: never) looks bad, but the Spanish actress was particularly stunning today at the San Sebastian International Film Festival in Spain.
Penelope was there to promote her latest flick, Twice Born, where she plays a single mother, Gemma, who brings her son to Sarajevo, where the boy's father (Emile Hirsch) died in the Bosnian conflict.
"I think this movie is homage to all women, a homage to motherhood," she told The Guardian. "It's a homage to that relationship of mother and child."
Twice Born is based on the novel by Margaret Mazzantini, which the actress says is one of her "favorite" writers.
"You can be reading something by her and weeping but also feeling really strong," she said. "Sometimes it is dark and painful, but you always turn the page with a feeling that to fight is still worth it. Her writing makes you feel you should keep going."