• Award
  • 30min

**Oct 16, 4:00 pm

The Middleburg Film Festival is honored to present this year’s LEGACY TRIBUTE AWARD to one of the most renowned and captivating actresses in cinematic history. Academy Award-winning Italian star Sophia Loren has made nearly 100 movies over the last seven decades. Starting out in the 1950s, Loren gave mesmerizing performances in movies such as It Started in Naples; Black Orchid; A Special Day; Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow; Houseboat; Two Women; and Marriage Italian Style. Throughout her prolific career, she has worked with visionary directors such as Vittorio De Sica, Sidney Lumet, Charlie Chaplin, and Robert Altman, and has acted alongside screen legends such as Marcello Mastroianni, Marlon Brando, Cary Grant, Clark Gable and Richard Burton. Loren’s many achievements include two Oscars, five Golden Globes, Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival, and a Grammy Award. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Loren as one of the twenty-five biggest stars in cinema history. Now, after a decade-long break, Loren returns to the screen with THE LIFE AHEAD (directed by her son Edoardo Ponti), in which she plays Madame Rosa, a Holocaust survivor who forges a bond with a 12-year-old Senegalese immigrant boy named Momo.

Join The Washington Post’s chief film critic ANN HORNADAY for a fascinating conversation with SOPHIA LOREN about her exceptional career and collaborations – and her current film, THE LIFE AHEAD, which seems poised to garner Oscar attention for the legendary actress.

THE LIFE AHEAD will stream on Netflix beginning November 13, 2020.