Thu. Dec 12th, 2019

Sophia Loren returns to the cinema at age 84 in a film directed by her son

The Italian actress Sophia Loren, 84, will be back in front of the cameras after a decade to play a leading role in The Life Ahead, a film that will be directed by his son Edoardo Ponti, as the magazine progresses exclusively Variety. Loren will play Madame Rosa, a Holocaust survivor who will forge an emotional bond with a 12-year-old immigrant from Senegal called Momo.

The play (La vita davanti to know, in its original title in Italian) is an adaptation of the novel La vie devant soi, written by Roman Gary and published in 1975 that already adapted to the cinema in 1978, with the title Madame Rosa, interpreted by Simone Signoret and under the direction of Israeli filmmaker Moshe Mizrahi. The film was the winner of the Oscar for the best foreign film of that year.

Sophia Loren at the premiere of 'Dark Places' in Los Angeles

Sophia Loren at the premiere of 'Dark Places' in Los Angeles

Loren would repeat the role of Signoret, although Ponti has already advanced that it will be a very different version. The filming of the new adaptation has already begun in Italy in the coastal city of Bari, where the veteran actress is working about 10 hours a day trying to "express things on screen in a way that the public will find very surprising," he said. Loren in statements collected by Variety.

On working with her son, Loren assured that he "would not settle for anything that was not the best for her". "He knows me so well," he said. Know every inch of my face, my heart, my soul. He will only move on to the next shot when he reaches my deepest truth. " For his part, Ponti praised the good state of his mother and her work capacity. According to the director, "the energy and passion" with which Loren interprets each scene "is a marvel to see". The rest of the cast includes the Spanish actress Abril Zamora, the Italian Renato Carpentieri, the Iranian Babak Karimi and the debutant Ibrahima Guys in the role of Momo.

Ponti praises the good state of her mother and her ability to work

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