Trailer: Sophia Loren stars in Netflix’s The Life Ahead
James R | On 23, Oct 2020
Sophia Loren is back on our screens for the first time in almost a decade with new Netflix film The Life Ahead.
In the colourful 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 items from the elderly Madame Rosa (Sophia Loren), a Holocaust survivor who makes a meagre living raising the children of prostitutes with whom she once shared the streets. When Momo is forced to apologise to Rosa, she reluctantly agrees to take him in temporarily and the two lonely individuals find an unlikely family in each other through a deep and unconventional bond. The kindred spirits become connected to a common destiny that will change the course of their lives.
The Life Ahead is directed by Edoardo Ponti and adapted by Ponti, Ugo Chiti from Romain Gary’s novel The Life Ahead. The film co-stars Renato Carpentieri, Iosif Diego Pirvu, Massimiliano Rossi, Abril Zamora and Babak Karimi.
It’s released on Netflix on 13th November worldwide. Here’s the trailer:
The Life Ahead is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £9.99 monthly subscription.