The famous actress adapts with her son La Vie devant soi by Romain Gary. Expected release in March 2020.

Ten years after Rob Marshall’s Nine , Sophia Loren is currently shooting a new film with her son Edoardo Ponti. As reported by  Variety , this feature film,  La Vita davanti a se,  is an adaptation of Romain Gary’s La Vie devant soi and tells the story of a Shoah survivor who befriends Momo, a young immigrant. Senegalese. 

Filming started in Italy. Sophia Loren, 84, works ten hours a day to give herself the freedom to “express on the screen things in a way that will surprise the public,” says the icon of the 7th Art. “He knows me very well,” she says about her son. “He knows every corner of my face, my heart, my soul, he only goes to the next plane when I have reached my deepest truth.”

This is the third film collaboration between son and mother. The Vita davanti was  released in March 2020.  La Vie devant soi , awarded the Prix Goncourt in 1975, was already adapted to the cinema in 1977 by Moshe Mizrahi with Simone Signoret in the lead role. The film won the Oscar for best foreign film.