Ten years after her last appearance screen legend Sophia Loren returns in The Life Ahead. Netflix have released the official Trailer, what does lie ahead for the Italian icon? Potential Oscar?
Loren stars as Madame Rosa a Holocaust survivor who makes a living looking after children of prostitutes. When young Senegalese boy Momo gets caught stealing from her she decides to temporarily take the boy in. Away from a life of crime, both lonely kindred spirits who become more connected as the boy awaits a new family.
Fans of the actress will certainly want to check this one out. She’s made very few films in the last 20 years, whose to say she will again at the age of 86. Usually when great actors get to the end of their career those final films aren’t always the best , this one feels special…
In the colourful Italian port city of Bari, the streetwise 12-year-old Senegalese orphan Momo (Ibrahima Gueye) has ambitions to make his fortune in the underworld of the town’s shady alleyways. One day, he steals a bag of items from the elderly Madame Rosa (Sophia Loren), a Holocaust survivor who makes a meagre living raising the children of prostitutes with whom she once shared the streets. When Momo is forced to apologize to Rosa, she reluctantly agrees to take him in temporarily and the two lonely individuals find an unlikely family in each other through a deep and unconventional bond. The kindred spirits become connected to a common destiny that will change the course of their lives. The Life Ahead is directed by Edoardo Ponti and adapted by Ponti, Ugo Chiti from Romain Gary’s novel The Life Ahead.
The film also stars Ibrahima Gueye, Renato Carpentieri, Iosif Diego Pirvu, Massimiliano Rossi, Abril Zamora and Babak Karimi.
The Life Ahead will launch in select UK cinemas in November and on Netflix 13th November 2020.