Screen diva Sophia Loren has got the L.A. Italia Legend Award for her extraordinary career and philanthropic work most recently demonstrated by her new film 'La vita davanti a sé' (The Life Ahead), the jury of the Los Angeles, Italia - Film, Fashion and Art Festival 2021 said Sunday. The jury was headed by Italo-American actor Armand Assante, an Em...

Italian director Gianfranco Rosi's 'Notturno' (Nocturne) has made the Oscar shortlist, for best documentary, along with Laura Pausini's song for the latest Sophia Loren film, 'La vita davanti a sé', (The Life Ahead), the Academy said Tuesday evening. The make-up and hair work for Matteo Garrone's Pinocchio also made the list, as well as Italian exp...

Laura Pausini got a Golden Globe nomination Wednesday for best original song for The Life Ahead, Sophia Loren's latest film directed by her son Edoardo Ponti, but the Italian screen legend missed out. The film was also nominated as best foreign language film, as well as for the score. Singer-songwriter Pausini is nominated for the song 'Io sì/ Seen...

It's a tried and true parental tactic to hold up an example of someone whose behavior a child should attempt to emulate, leaving so many of us with the question of why can't you be more like so-and-so rattling around our brains long after childhood ends. For film producer Regina K. Scully, the message was just a bit different than usual. "My mom wo...

The Life Ahead, a new Italian film which features an awards-contending performance by the legendary Sophia Loren, will be feted with the Capri, Hollywood — The International Film Festival's Humanitarian Award, the fest announced Tuesday. The fest's 25th — and first virtual — edition will run from Dec. 26 through Jan. 2. Loren, 86, had not appeared...

Theatres may be closing again at a rapid pace, but the power of being on Netflix during this worldwide pandemic  certainly appears to be good news for those whose awards hopeful films have been debuting on the streaming service at virtually a weekly pace. For cinema legend  Sophia Loren that means the biggest opening of her seven decade career.  Re...

If eyes are the window to the soul, then Sophia Loren’s spirit has been in full view for decades on screens big — and now, small. At 86, the Italian actor came out of retirement to star in “The Life Ahead,” which was directed by her son, Edoardo Ponti, and will be released on Netflix on Nov. 13. In the film, Madame Rosa (Loren), an aging Holocaust...

Sophia Loren might have a new man in her life soon — and his name is Oscar. The 86-year-old, silver-screen legend is generating serious awards buzz for her performance in “The Life Ahead,” her first major film role in 11 years. The Netflix feature, directed by her son Edoardo Ponti, has Loren playing Madame Rosa, a Holocaust survivor who befriends...

Named by the American Film Institute as the 21st greatest female star of Classic Hollywood Cinema, Italian actress Sophia Loren was one of the biggest stars of her time. She was the first actor or actress to win an Oscar for a foreign-language performance, with an Academy Award for Best Actress for her wonderful work in Vittoria De Sica’s 1961 film...

The bombs’ reverberating thunder blended into hellish harmony with the fighter planes ripping the skies above. Crashes, blasts, and clenched-fist fear were the almost daily accompaniment to the rumblings of her family’s empty stomachs. “I’d clutch Nonna Luisa’s skirts while we made the sign of the cross and waited for the din to subside…even in the...