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22 May 2014 6:51 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Sophia Loren: "I had never gone to theatre school or taken acting lessons but I did the best I could." Photo: Richard Mowe

A vision in a shimmering white trouser suit and cascading curls, Sophia Loren has appeared in person at this year’s Cannes Film Festival with reserves of good grace, tears at the memory of Marcello Mastroianni (this year’s iconic poster image) and some self-deprecating humour.

Her hard-luck beginnings in Naples where the family, with a frequently absent father, had to scrape a living to keep body soul together were, she says, “the saddest time of my life.”

All that changed, of course, when she met Vittorio De Sica in 1954, leading to a collaboration that spanned more than 14 films over 20 years, including Gold Of Naples and Marriage Italian Style, shown in restored copies at the Festival.

Sophia Loren with Festival director Thierry Fremaux. Photo: Richard Mowe »

- Richard Mowe

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