GreenLight Women and Netflix partnered to screen the Golden Globe® winner and nominee and Academy Award® nominated film The Life Ahead, and on March 18, 2021, hosted a Q&A with the film’s director, Edoardo Ponti. Ponti is the son of Oscar® winner and cinema legend Sophia Loren, who is also the star of the film.
The Life Ahead is the story of Holocaust survivor Madame Rosa (Loren) who runs a daycare business in seaside Italy. Madame Rosa forms an unlikely friendship with a bitter 12-year-old Senegalese Muslim street kid, Momo (Ibrahima Gueye), when she takes him in after he robs her. The two loners become each other’s protectors, anchoring an unconventional family. The Life Ahead is based on the book by Romain Gary
The Life Ahead won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for “Io Si”, written By Diane Warren, Niccolo Agliardi and and Laura Pausini, and it was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film. The Oscar nomination was also for Best Original Song.