Sophia Loren Returns in Netflix’s “The Life Ahead”

After eleven years away, Oscar winner Sophia Loren is returning to the big screen in Edoardo Ponti's heartfelt and emotionally powered The Life Ahead.  

Adapted from "The Life Before Us," Romain Gary's international bestseller, the film looks to dissect the meaning of family as it showcases the unusual and unexpected bond created between an aging Holocaust survivor (Loren) and a young street kid.

The film's first trailer highlights its beautiful visuals, capturing seaside Italy's elegance with its stunning colors and architecture. Combine that with a story centered on love and support, and Loren's return appears to be well worth the wait.

Co-starring Ibrahima Gueye, Renato Carpentieri, and Iosif Diego Pirvu, The Life Ahead will hit select theaters in November ahead of its November 13 Netflix premiere.


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I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.