Netflix released the trailer for the Italian drama “The Life Ahead” (La vita davanti a sé) from director Edoardo Ponti and starring Academy Award® winner Sophia Loren, along with Ibrahima Gueye. In the film set in seaside Italy, a Holocaust survivor Madame Rosa (Loren), takes in 12-year-old street kid Momo (Gueye), who recently robbed her. The two become each other’s protectors, anchoring an unconventional family.
A contemporary adaptation of the international bestseller “The Life Before Us” by Romain Gary, the film also stars Renato Carpentieri, Iosif Diego Pirvu, Massimiliano Rossi, Abril Zamora, and Babak Karimi.
The Life Ahead opens in select theaters in November; and on Netflix November 13, 2020
In the colorful Italian port city of Bari, the streetwise 12-year-old Senegalese orphan Momo (Ibrahima Gueye) has ambitions to make his fortune in the underworld of the town’s shady alleyways. One day, he steals a bag of items from the elderly Madame Rosa (Sophia Loren), a Holocaust survivor who makes a meagre living raising the children of prostitutes with whom she once shared the streets. When Momo is forced to apologize to Rosa, she reluctantly agrees to take him in temporarily and the two lonely individuals find an unlikely family in each other through a deep and unconventional bond. The kindred spirits become connected to a common destiny that will change the course of their lives.