‘The Life Ahead’ Trailer: Sophia Loren Ends Acting Hiatus with Netflix Oscar Contender

‘The Life Ahead’ Trailer: Sophia Loren Ends Acting Hiatus with Netflix Oscar Contender
Italian acting icon Sophia Loren is returning to Oscar season this fall with the Netflix foreign drama “The Life Ahead,” directed and co-written by Loren’s son Edoardo Ponti. The film is based on Romain Gary’s bestselling novel “The Life Before Us” and stars Loren as a Holocaust survivor who becomes a maternal figure for a 12-year-old street kid named Momo who robs her. Loren won the Academy Award for Best Actress with her 1961 drama “Two Women,” and now Netflix is mounting a Best Actress campaign for her with “The Life Ahead.” Watch the official trailer for the movie in the video below.

Netflix’s synopsis for “The Life Ahead” reads: “In the colorful 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
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