Sophia Loren Named Guest of Honor for Cannes Classics

Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
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Screen legend Sophia Loren has been named the guest of honor in the Cannes Classics section, and will be presenting her son Edoardo Ponti’s short La Voce Umana, her first project since 2009’s Nine. She will also present a restored version of her 1964 classic Marriage Italian Style and will give a master class following the screening.

The Oscar winner took the best actress prize in Cannes in 1961 for her performance in Two Women.

Wim WendersParis, Texas will mark its return to the festival 30 years after it won the Palme d’Or, while his latest film, The Salt of the Earth, will screen in the Un Certain Regard section.

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The Classics section, part of the official selection, will show 22 features and two documentaries. Among them:

Sergio Leone’s A Fistful of Dollars

Marceline Loridan and Joris IvensRegards sur une revolution

Nagisa Oshima’s Cruel Story of Youth

Raymond Bernard’s Wooden Crosses

Stuart Cooper’s Overlord

Roberto Rossellini’s La Paura

Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Blind Chance

Francois Truffaut’s The Last Metro

King Hu’s Dragon Inn

Marcel Carne’s Daybreak

Sergei Parajanov’s The Color of Pomegranates

Jean-Claude Lauzon’s Leolo

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