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, and will also include a screening of The Human Voice, a new short film starring Loren directed by her son, Edoardo Ponti. It debuted earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Loren won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her Italian-language role in Two Women in 1962, and was nominated again for Marriage Italian Style, perhaps her most celebrated on-screen collaboration with Marcello Mastroianni. The Academy presented her with an honorary Oscar for her legacy of film performances in 1991.