Sophia Loren has an impressive body of work on her resume, and now the 79-year old actress will be honored at the Cannes Film Festival, where her new film will be screened.
Loren will be the guest of honor and will host a masterclass at the event, where her film The Human Voice will be shown. The film was directed by her son, Edoardo Ponti.
“Neapolitans love Sophia Loren as much as they love Maradona,” Digital Imaging Technician Francesco Luigi Giardiello said. “Working in the same tiny market street as Sophia Loren is quite impossible! So we bought a backpack and added an onboard battery with a couple of BNC connectors running out to the camera and to my Leader monitor. With a Codex recorder in the backpack, we essentially brought a DIT station with us, on my shoulder. Thank goodness for Codex!”
The Human Voice is a short film based on a one-woman play written in the '30s by Jean Cocteau. The focus of the story is a woman who is being broken up with by her lover, but the audience only hears her side of the conversation. Loren has reportedly wanted the role for years.
Cannes will also screen Loren's 1964 film “Marriage Italian Style” during the festival, which runs May 14-25.
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