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Sophia Loren to be honoured at AFI Fest

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Sophia Loren will be the guest of honour at the 2014 AFI Fest.

The annual event is organised by the American Film Institute, which celebrates current innovation in the film industry and pays tribute to pioneers from the past.

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 21: Sophia Loren attends a photocall to present Cannes Classics at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

© Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images


Loren will attend a screening of her classic movie Marriage Italian-Style on November 12 in Los Angeles, in addition to taking part in a discussion.

AFI Fest will also show the new short film The Human Voice, which has been directed by Loren's son Edoardo Ponti.

The organisation's president Bob Gazzale announced the Loren tribute, saying: "In a world where the daily obsession seems to be, 'What's next?' Sophia Loren is a rare and welcome reminder that true talent is timeless.

"It is AFI's honour to shine a proper light on all the gifts she's given the world across the years."

Italian actress Sophia Loren at the Cannes Film Festival, Cannes, France, 1954. (Photo by AGIP/RDA/Getty Images)

© AGIP/RDA/Getty Images


Loren earned a Best Actress Oscar for the war drama Two Women in 1962. She also won an honorary Academy Award in 1991.

The actress has appeared less frequently on the big screen in recent years, but did appear in 2002's Between Strangers and the 2009 musical Nine.

Watch a trailer for Marriage Italian-Style below:

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