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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 All outdated figures regarding the Honorary Oscars and the Academy's other Special Awards have been "scratched out," with the updated numbers and related information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
Sophia Loren named guest of honour and Kieslowski returns to Cannes Film Festival. No 35mm prints to be screened for the first time.
The Cannes Classics line-up of film masterpieces, presented in restored prints, has been announced. The programme comprises 22 features and two documentaries, screened in either 2K or 4K. But for the first time no 35mm print will be screened at Cannes Classics “with regret for some or with celebration for others”, according to a statement.
Guest of honour will be Sophia Loren, who won the award for Best Actress at Cannes in 1961 and was president of the jury in 1966. She will be present at the screening of La Voce Humana (2014), directed by Edoardo Ponti, which marks her return to movies.
Loren has also accepted to give a masterclass - a conversation which will take »
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Hong Kong – The Cannes festival has unveiled a 22-feature selection for its Cannes Classic section of historical and restored films.
Headlining the selection are Sergio Leone’s “A Fistful of Dollars,” Wim Wenders’ “Paris Texas,” Nagisa Oshima’s “Cruel Story of Youth,” Francois Truffaut’s “The Last Metro,” and King Hu’s “Dragon Inn.”
Sophia Loren is set as the guest of honor and will attend both the screening of Vittorio de Sica’s “Marriage Italian Style” and Edoardo Ponti’s 25 minute short film “La Voce Humana,” which marks Loren’s most recent cinema role. The Italian diva will give a masterclass, an on-stage conversation in the Salle Bunuel.
As a tribute to Marcello Mastroianni, who features on this year’s Cannes festival poster, there will be a screening of “8½” in a version restored by French companies Gaumont and Éclair.
- Patrick Frater
The Academy Awards are less than a week away, and SnagFilms is celebrating by making 33 Oscar winners and nominees available for free streaming. This is a great chance to catch up on or revisit some great films, from eye-opening documentaries to Hollywood films featuring your favorite stars. The streaming movies include the acclaimed documentaries "Hoop Dreams" (strongly championed by the late Roger Ebert), "Harlan County U.S.A," "Super Size Me," "Long Night's Journey Into Day," and "Weather Underground." Other noteworthy films include Marlon Brando's only directorial film "One Eyed Jacks" and classics "Marriage Italian Style"," "Charade," "A Star is Born," and "My Man Godfrey." Check out all the films below: [Full Disclosure: SnagFilms is Indiewire's Parent Company.] »
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