Sophia Loren Returns to Feature Films After 11 Years

New movie is coming to Netflix in November
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 23, 2020 12:03 AM CDT
Sophia Loren Stars in Her First Movie in 11 Years
Sophia Loren arrives at the Governors Awards on Oct. 27, 2019 in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Sophia Loren has not done a full-length feature film in more than a decade—which makes The Life Ahead, coming to Netflix on Nov. 13, a movie 11 years in the making, per the New York Post. It stars Loren as Madame Rosa, a Holocaust survivor who takes in a 12-year-old Senegalese orphan named Momo. The film, directed and co-written by Loren's son, is based on Romain Gary’s novel The Life Before Us, which Loren says she's always loved. "When my son proposed the role to me, it was a dream come true," she tells Deadline. "I jumped at the opportunity to make it." Deadline calls her performance "vintage Loren," and notes that it will be getting an awards-season push. See the full interview here. (Read more Sophia Loren stories.)

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