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Sophia Loren to receive special AFI tribute

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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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6uet52rP6k

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.

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