Donne nel mito - Sophia racconta la Loren
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Sophia Loren’s story told by Loren herself. The greatest Italian movie star of all time describes her life and career through a selection of the materials dating from between the fifties and the present day preserved in the archives of the Istituto Luce Cinecittà and the Rai. An exploration of the myth of a “unique” actor, relying exclusively on precious and sometimes rare archive footage, with a commentary in Loren’s own words drawn from over half a century of interviews and firsthand accounts of the most important moments in her private life and her career. A documentary made to celebrate this great actor’s eighty years and her immense charm and talent.
I spent a year with Sophia Loren, without ever meeting her. A year between the Centro Sperimentale, the archives of the Istituto Luce and the Rai Teche looking at all the footage relating to Loren and her extraordinary life and career present in Italy. This documentary montage is based entirely on stock footage shot in this country on this great woman and actor. A film not “on Sophia Loren,” but on the perception of her in the Italian media from the early fifties, when she appeared on the scene, until the present day, when she is an established star, the recipient of innumerable awards and loved by filmgoers all over the world.