Sophia Loren gets LA Italia Legend Award

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(ANSA) – ROME, FEB 15 – Screen diva Sophia Loren has got the
L.A. Italia Legend Award for her extraordinary career and
philanthropic work most recently demonstrated by her new film ‘La vita davanti a sé’ (The Life Ahead), the jury of the Los
Angeles, Italia – Film, Fashion and Art Festival 2021 said
    The jury was headed by Italo-American actor Armand Assante, an
Emmy Award winner for Gotti.
    Loren, 86, has won critical acclaim for her portrayal of a
former prostitute who forms a bond with a young black migrant in
The Life Ahead, directed by her son Edoardo Ponti.
    “Never as this year does Donna Sophia deserve the plaudits of
the cinema world and we hope the SAcademy recognises her
extraordinary performance with an Oscar nomination,” said
Naples-born Assante, who worked with Loren in the 1980 TV movie
Her Own Story.
    This year’s 16th edition of the “L.A. Italia Festival runs from
April 18 to 24, leading into Oscar night on April 25.
    Two-time Oscar winner Loren is “on the crest of the wave again
with her new film”, organisers said.
    The Los Angeles Italia Film Festival or Los Angeles-Italia Film
Fashion and Art Fest is an Italian film festival held in
Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, California.
    The festival honors the best of Italian and Italian-American
culture every year through premieres, performances and
exhibitions, during the pre-Oscar week.
    All of its events are open to the public free of charge.
    It is sponsored by the Italian Culture Ministry and Intesa San
Paolo Bank.
    This year the festival will be inaugurated by The Life Ahead.


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