Sophia Loren Named Guest of Honor for Cannes Classics
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 Wenders’ Paris, 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.
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 Ivens’ Regards 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