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Friday, November 1, 2019

Sophia Loren Honors Lina Wertmüller

On this first "Female Filmmaker Friday" in November,  I’d like to pay tribute to two iconic women filmmakers who shared a tender moment this week at the Governors Awards in Los Angeles. Sophia Loren payed tribute to director Lina Wertmüller in recognition of the long overdue honorary Oscar that she received this week.




I subtitled the beginning when Sophia talks directly to Lina. I find the exchange so sweet and sincere as Lina is truly moved by the words of her longtime collaborator and friend. It’s such a relatable moment between these two great women, one 85 years of age and the other 91. How many old friends do we care deeply about but just don’t get the opportunity to see? It’s a beautiful moment and gave me the chills the first time I saw it. 

Watch Lina's acceptance speech...




The film that Sophia is referring to is called Blood Feud. It’s a suspense film that stars Loren along with Marcello Mastroianni and Giancarlo Giannini. It was made in 1978 and is actually available on Amazon. Below is the link.. Buona visione!



Click here to read more about Lina Wertmüller.

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