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By Mark Cerulli
On Wednesday night, Hollywood took a step back in time and it was a beautiful thing. Italy’s most glamorous export, the lovely Sophia Loren, made a rare visit to screen two of her films to an adoring crowd at the Dolby Theater. The movie legend was greeted with a standing ovation when she walked out in a shimmering gown, escorted by director Rob Marshall who was clearly in awe of the star he cast in Nine, her last Hollywood film. Settling into two plush seats separated by a mountain of roses, Marshall introduced her as “A woman with a heart as big as all of Italy.” Loren opened up about her life, career and leading men in a 45 minute Q&A, punctuated by frequent laughter and some poignant moments when she remembered how movies offered an escape from the misery of post-wwii Italy.
Loren came across »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
Anne Marie from the AFI Fest on an International Legend...
At age 80, Sophia Loren is still magnetic. When the Academy Award-winning actress appeared onstage at the Dolby Theatre on Wednesday night for an AFI Fest tribute to her career, she received a two-minute long standing ovation. The audience whooped and yelled "Bellisima" before Loren, elegant in a black gown studded with crystals, could do more than walk onstage and smile. Once the furor died down, Rob Marshall, her director for Nine, interviewed Sophia Loren about her career, co-stars, and controversies.
“When I saw the movies, I forgot the war, forgot hunger. It was possible to believe there was another life than the one I was in.”
Despite her glamorous image, Loren's description of her early life growing up poor in the slums of Italy was bleak. When she met her husband, producer Carlo Ponti (who passed away in 2007), he took »
- Anne Marie
AFI Fest 2014 presented by Audi today announced this year’s Jury and Audience Awards for features and short films included in the festivals New Auteur and Shorts programs. The New Auteurs section highlights first and second-time feature film directors and the Shorts selections represent diverse and varied international perspectives. Grand Jury Awards were presented to Self Made (Boreg), which received the New Auteurs Critics’ Award, and to The Tribe (Plemya), which received the Vizio Visionary Special Jury Award. Buffalo Juggalos by Scott Cummings received the Live Action Short Award, and Yearbook by Bernardo Britto received the Animated Short Award. Special Jury Award winners went to GÜEROS and Violet. Red Army, GÜEROS, 10,000 Km and The Midnight Swim received Audience Awards.
Select award-winning films will screen again today at the Chinese 6 Theatres. Admission is available to AFI Fest 2014 pass holders and the general public via the rush line, which begins forming one »
- Michelle McCue
Marshall called Loren “a woman with a heart as big as all Italy.”
Explaining her start in films, Loren said as a kid she loved going to the movies to escape the misery of her life. “When I saw the movies, I forgot the war, forgot hunger. It was possible to believe there was another life than the one I was in.” Years later, she would dig into those memories when she acted in films including “Two Women.”
While she worked with many of the famous Italian directors of her time, she never teamed with Fellini. “I was not his kind of actress.”
She learned English when her husband, Carlo Ponti, called her from Hollywood to tell her “you have to learn English, »
- Shalini Dore
By Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter
Sophia Loren is the face of this year’s AFI Fest: A dazzling photo of the actress, taken in 1965, beckons from this year’s event poster. And on Nov. 12, the festival will hold a special tribute to Loren, 80, that will include a screening of one of her most memorable movies, 1964’s Marriage Italian Style, in which she played opposite her frequent co-star Marcello Mastroianni under the direction of Vittorio De Sica; a presentation of the short film The Human Voice, directed by Edoardo Ponti, one of her two sons by her late husband, producer Carlo Ponti; and a conversation with the actress, who, says festival director Jacqueline Lyanga, is still “so beautiful, radiant and glamorous.” Speaking by phone from her home in Geneva, Loren says of her latest honor: “It gives me a kind of security and the sense that maybe what I’ve »
- Anjelica Oswald
When Sophia Loren is thrown a tribute like Nov. 12’s scheduled gala at AFI Fest, attendees can get an intoxicating glimpse of classic-era Euro cinema glamour, of which Loren remains one of the last living representatives. (At this year’s Cannes fest, the octogenarian knocked ’em dead in timeless style.)
Film fans recall a half-century’s worth of skillful performances in every genre. Looking both forward and back, AFI will screen a restored print of Oscar-nominated “Marriage Italian Style,” as well as a new version of Jean Cocteau’s “Human Voice,” helmed by son Edoardo Ponti.
As for the lady herself, after competitive and honorary Oscars, a record 10 David Di Donatello awards, five Golden Globes and threescore trophies and tributes, you’d think it would all be old hat by now. “Never enough. Never enough,” she burbles. “I feel very important when they give me an award. I like it, »
- Bob Verini
This story first appeared in the Nov. 14 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Sophia Loren is the face of this year's AFI Fest: A dazzling photo of the actress, taken in 1965, beckons from this year's event poster. And on Nov. 12, the festival will hold a special tribute to Loren, 80, that will include a screening of one of her most memorable movies, 1964's Marriage Italian Style, in which she played opposite her frequent co-star Marcello Mastroianni under the direction of Vittorio De Sica; a presentation of the short film The Human Voice, directed by Edoardo Ponti,
- Scott Feinberg
A very happy 80th birthday to Sophia Loren, who's already had quite a year—and it's only September. She was all over Cannes in May, giving a master class and making the rounds for the premieres of her son Edoardo Ponti's La voce umana, in which she plays the lead, and the new restoration of Vittorio De Sica's Marriage Italian Style (1964), in which she stars alongside Cannes 2014 poster boy Marcello Mastroianni. Her memoir will be out in December and two exhibitions are currently celebrating her illustrious career. » - David Hudson »
Sophia Loren, the iconic Italian actress who turns 80 on Saturday, is seeing the world celebrating along with her. The Spazio 5 cultural center in Rome is on Friday unveiling a photography exhibit in tribute to the Academy Award-winning actress. With more than 40 portraits of Loren, shot by Carlo and Maurizio Riccardi, organizers say the exhibit will reveal behind-the-scenes moments in the actress’ life. They feature such things as the set of Two Women to Loren having cocktails with Marcello Mastroianni to celebrate the wrap of Marriage Italian Style. There are also photographs of Loren’s triumphs
- Ariston Anderson
Honorary Oscars have bypassed women: Angela Lansbury, Lauren Bacall among rare exceptions (photo: 2013 Honorary Oscar winner Angela Lansbury and Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award winner Angelina Jolie) September 4, 2014, Introduction: This four-part article on the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Honorary Awards and the dearth of female Honorary Oscar winners was originally posted in February 2007. The article was updated in February 2012 and fully revised before its republication today. All outdated figures regarding the Honorary Oscars and the Academy's other Special Awards have been "scratched out," with the updated numbers and related information inserted below each affected paragraph or text section. See also "Honorary Oscars 2014 addendum" at the bottom of this post. At the 1936 Academy Awards ceremony, groundbreaking film pioneer D.W. Griffith, by then a veteran with more than 500 shorts and features to his credit — among them the epoch-making The Birth of a Nation and Intolerance — became the first individual to »
- Andre Soares
The American Film Institute will honor Sophia Loren with a special tribute during AFI Fest in November. “In a world where the daily obsession seems to be, ‘What’s next?’ Sophia Loren is a rare and welcome reminder that true talent is timeless,” said Bob Gazzale, AFI president and CEO. “It is AFI’s honor to shine a proper light on all the gifts she’s given the world across the years.”
On Nov. 12, a restored 50th anniversary version of Marriage Italian Style will screen, to be accompanied by a conversation with the Oscar winner. The event is open to the public, »
- Jeff Labrecque
The festival will celebrate the iconic Italian actress with a Hollywood tribute on November 12.
Throughout the eight-day festival that runs in Hollywood from November 6-13, Loren will be celebrated in the form of special festival branding (pictured) unveiled by AFI Fest top brass on Wednesday (August 27).
The tribute evening will be open to the public and culminate in the 50th anniversary screening of Marriage Italian Style (Matrimonio All’Italiana), Vittorio De Sica’s 1964 film that earned Loren an Oscar nomination.
The film was restored by Cineteca di Bologna, the Technicolor Foundation for Cinema Heritage and Memory Cinéma, in collaboration with Surf Film.
The Tribute will also include a conversation with Loren about her career, when attendees will be able to watch The Human Voice (La Voce Umana), a 2014 short film starring Loren directed by her son Edoardo Ponti.
Loren became the first actress to win a best actress Academy Award for a foreign-language film for Two Women »
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The American Film Institute has selected Sophia Loren for a tribute on Nov. 12 during its AFI Fest in Hollywood.
The festival is also dedicating its branding this year to Loren by featuring a 1965 image of the star. The tribute will celebrate Loren’s career and coincide with the 50th anniversary of her Oscar-nominated role in “Marriage Italian Style.”
A restored version of the 1964 film will screen as part of the tribute. The event will also include a conversation with Loren about her career, and a showing of the short “The Human Voice,” starring Loren and directed by her son Edoardo Ponti.
Loren won a best actress Oscar for a foreign-language performance in “Two Women” in 1960. She received an honorary Academy Award in 1991, a best actress award at Cannes, an honorary Cesar, a Career Golden Lion from the Venice Film Festival and an Honorary Golden Berlin Bear from the Berlin Film Festival. »
- Dave McNary
Actress Sophia Loren will be the subject of a special tribute at the AFI Fest 2014, the American Film Institute announced on Wednesday. The tribute to Loren will take place on Wed., Nov. 12, on the second-to-last day of the eight-day Hollywood festival. It will consist of a conversation with the Italian actress; a 50th anniversary restoration of the 1964 film for which she was nominated for an Oscar, “Marriage Italian Style”; and a screening of the 2014 short film “The Human Voice,” starring Loren and directed by her son, Edoardo Ponti. Also read: 22 Fall Movies We're Dying to See »
- Steve Pond
The American Film Institute announced today that luminous Italian movie icon Sophia Loren will receive a special Tribute on the penultimate night of AFI Fest 2014, which runs November 6 through 13 in Hollywood. AFI Fest will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of her glamorous, Oscar-nominated role in Vittorio De Sica's "Marriage Italian Style" with a restored print, and a live discussion that will survey Loren's storied career. She will also present her son Edoardo Ponti's new short "The Human Voice," in which Loren stars and speaks Italian. From pinup bombshell to serious art film actress and Hollywood star, Loren has commanded the screen for over six decades, winning her Oscar in 1962 for De Sica's "Two Women." She has also won Best Actress at Cannes, Venice's Career Golden Lion, and honorary prizes from the Cesars, the Berlinale and the Oscars. More info on how to attend here. "Marriage Italian Style" was restored by Cineteca di Bologna, »
- Ryan Lattanzio
AFI Fest will hold a special tribute to iconic Italian actress Sophia Loren when the American Film Institute's annual film festival takes place in November. The evening celebration, taking place on Wednesday, Nov. 12, coincides with the 50th anniversary of Marriage Italian Style, a film which garnered Loren, 79, a best actress Oscar nomination. The 1964 movie, which was restored by Cineteca di Bologna, the Technicolor Foundation for Cinema Heritage and Memory Cinéma, will be screened as part of the tribute. The first poster for the 2014 festival (shown at left) features a photo of Loren, taken in the summer
- Rebecca Ford
Hong Kong – The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society will feature a program dedicated to Marcello Mastroianni at its Cine Fan Summer International Film Festival, held August 12 to 26. Named "Marcello Mastroianni: The Great Lover," the program will feature seven of the Italian actor's classic films from the 1960s to the 1990s, including Il Bell’Antonio, La Notte, Divorce Italian Style, Marriage Italian Style, A Special Day, Ginger and Fred, and Sostiene Pereira. Winner of the Volpi Cup at the Venice Film Festival, best actor at the Cannes Film Festival and nominated three times at the Academy Awards
- Karen Chu
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
The following films comprise this year's slate of Cannes Classics:
A Fistful of Dollars (Sergio Leone)
Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders)
Cruel Story of Youth (Nagisa Oshima)
Wooden Crosses (Raymond Bernard)
Blind Chance (Krzysztof Kieslowski)
The Last Metro (François Truffaut)
Dragon Inn (King Hu)
Gracious Living (Jean-Paul Rappeneau)
Blue Mountains (Eldar Shengelaia)
La chienne (Jean Renoir)
Tokyo Olympiad (Kon Ichikawa)
8½ (Federico Fellini)
Two Documentaries about Cinema:
Life Itself (Steve James)
The Go-Go Boys: The Inside Story of Cannon Films (Hilla Medalia)
None of these films will be presented on film. »
The Cannes Film Festival (May 14-25) is just two weeks away and in spirit, the Cannes Classics lineup of restored masterpieces new and old has been unveiled. The Cannes Classics guest-of-honor will be Sophia Loren, who won Best Actress in 1961 for Vittorio De Sica's "Two Women," and presided over the Jury in 1966. Loren will present a screening of her latest, Edoardo Ponti's short film "La Voce Humana," along with a newly buffed print of De Sica's "Marriage Italian Style" from 1964. She'll also give a masterclass at Cannes' Salle Bunuel. Meanwhile, the festival has added six more features to its official selection. Pablo Fendrik’s Western "El Ardor," Laurent Becue-Renard's doc "Of Men and War," Adilkhan Yerzhanov's "The Owners" and Tony Gatlif's "Geronimo" will play in the Special Screenings section, while Andre Techine's "In The Name of My Daughter" will screen out-of-competition, and Kornel Mundruczo's "White God" will play Un Certain Regard. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
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