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Sophia Loren to Receive Career-Honoring AFI FEST Tribute

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! August 27, 2014 at 7:00AM

The American Film Institute announced today that luminous Italian movie icon Sophia Loren will receive a special Tribute on the penultimate night of AFI FEST 2014, which runs November 6 through 13 in Hollywood.
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Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni
Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni

The American Film Institute announced today that luminous Italian movie icon Sophia Loren will receive a special Tribute on the penultimate night of AFI FEST 2014, which runs November 6 through 13 in Hollywood.

AFI FEST will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of her glamorous, Oscar-nominated role in Vittorio De Sica's "Marriage Italian Style" with a restored print, and a live discussion that will survey Loren's storied career. She will also present her son Edoardo Ponti's new short "The Human Voice," in which Loren stars and speaks Italian.

From pinup bombshell to serious art film actress and Hollywood star, Loren has commanded the screen for over six decades, winning her Oscar in 1962 for De Sica's "Two Women." She has also won Best Actress at Cannes, Venice's Career Golden Lion, and honorary prizes from the Cesars, the Berlinale and the Oscars.

More info on how to attend here. "Marriage Italian Style" was restored by Cineteca di Bologna, the Technicolor Foundation for Cinema Heritage and Memory Cinema, in collaboration with Surf Film. The Tribute is November 12.

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This article is related to: Sophia Loren, AFI, AFI Fest, Festivals


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.