TCM Presents U.S. Television Premiere of HUMAN VOICE, Starring Sophia Loren, Tonight

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will host the U.S. Television premiere of filmmaker Edoardo Ponti's short film Human Voice, starring Sophia Loren as part of the networks five-film tribute to the actress tonight, April. 21. The evening is scheduled to kick off at 8 p.m. (ET) with the U.S. television debut of the internationally acclaimed Human Voice (2013), directed by Loren's son Edoardo Ponti, based on Jean Cocteau's iconic one woman play of the same name.

Human Voice, directed by Edoardo Ponti, tells the story of a woman in her twilight years, who rides the emotional roller coaster of her last telephone conversation with the man she loves as he is leaving her for another woman. The film earned Loren the 2014 David Di Donatello award for her performance and was also the Official Selection at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and the 2014 HollyShorts Film Festival.

Loren's greatest films in the primetime lineup include: Marriage Italian Style (1964), starring Loren's longtime leading man Marcello Mastroianni; Two Women (1961), for which Loren won her first Academy Award®; The Gold of Naples (1954), director Vittorio De Sica's hilarious six Neapolitan episodes; Man of La Mancha (1972) which paired Loren with Peter O'Toole.

In addition to her evening tribute on TCM, Loren recently appeared at the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival for an in-depth interview with her son Edoardo Ponti about her illustrious career, which will air later this year on TCM, as well as being on hand to introduce her film, Marriage Italian Style.



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