Hollywood, Sophia Loren receives the L: A Italia Legend Award
Hollywood, Sophia Loren receives the L: A Italia Legend Award.On April 18 at the Los Angeles Festival, Italy inaugurated by “Life in front of you”
Sophia Loren, for her extraordinary artistic career and for the philanthropic commitment shown in the recent film “Life in front of herself” was awarded the special “L.A. Italy Legend Award “. Recognition of the honor committee of the “Los Angeles, Italy – Film, Fashion and Art Festival 2021” chaired by the Italian-American actor Armand Assante (winner of the Emmy Award for “Gotti”)
“Never like this year, Donna Sophia deserves the plebiscite of world cinema and we hope that the Academy will recognize her extraordinary performance in the film directed by Edoardo Ponti with an Oscar nomination” declares the artist originally from Naples who with Loren starred in the 1980 TV Movie “Her Own Story” by Mel Stuart. Now in its 16th edition, promoted with the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the support of Mibac, the participation of Intesa Sanpaolo, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles, “L.A. Italia 2021 “will take place from 18 to 24 April, on the eve of the night of the Academy Awards” (Sunday 25). “We will be in digital version, for obvious precautions in the climax of the Pandemic, but no less incisive than in the past. Far from it. Given the extraordinary results of the “Capri, Hollywood Festival” for “L.A., Italy 2021” we plan to involve a vast international audience never considered before. Naturally in the myth of Donna Sophia, a true “legend among the legends of Hollywood”, says Tony Renis honorary president of the Festival.Already winner of two Academy Awards, Sophia Loren is once again on the crest of the world wave at the age of 86 thanks to the superlative performance of the film based on the book by Romain Gary produced by Palomar and shot in Puglia. A work nominated for the Golden Globes, as Best Foreign Film and for the best song – Io Si (Seen) by Laura Pausini written with Diane Warren and Nicolò Agiardi – and which runs for the AMPAS nomination in various categories. “A tale of tolerance, forgiveness and love”, as Loren herself defined it, who won her first statuette in 1960 with Vittorio de Sica’s “La Ciociara” and which, sixty years later, in 2020, was established between the best actresses of the year. The artist from Puteola, in the film of her eldest son “Dodo” (who also wrote the story with Ugo Chiti) is Madame Rosa, a former Jewish prostitute. The woman hosts children in need in her home in southern Italy and thus meets the twelve-year-old Senegalese Momò played by Ibrahima Gueye.LA, Italia 2021″ recognized in the world as the most popular Italian cinema and audiovisual happening is produced by Pascal Vicedomini and is promoted by the Capri Institute in the world with the participation of Rai Cinema, Rai Com, Rainbow, Medusa , Stemal, Iervolino Entertainment and Isaia.