What is The Life Ahead on Netflix about?

UNSPECIFIED - OCTOBER 13: In this screengrab Sophia Loren speaks during The Hollywood Foreign Press Association hosted annual grants presentation, "HFPA Philanthropy: Empowering the Next Generation" on October 13, 2020 in UNSPECIFIED, United States. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for Hollywood Foreign Press Association)
UNSPECIFIED - OCTOBER 13: In this screengrab Sophia Loren speaks during The Hollywood Foreign Press Association hosted annual grants presentation, "HFPA Philanthropy: Empowering the Next Generation" on October 13, 2020 in UNSPECIFIED, United States. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for Hollywood Foreign Press Association) /
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Based on the novel The Life Before Us by Romain Gary, a new Italian-language film called The Life Ahead has arrived on Netflix today. The film features the return of screen legend Sophia Loren, who has not made an appearance on the big screen for more than a decade.

Without further ado, here’s what we know about this new arrival on Netflix.

When did The Life Ahead come out?

According to IMDb, The Life Ahead premiered on Netflix today, November 13.

The Life Ahead cast

This new movie has an amazing cast, lead by none other than acting legend Sophia Loren.

Sophia Loren, who has a Grammy Award, five special Golden Globes, an Oscar, and a BAFTA Award, stars as Madame Rosa. Ibrahima Gueye stars as Momo. The film also features the talents of Renato Carpentieri, Francesco Cassano, Babak Karimi, Massimiliano Rossi, and Abril Zamora.

The film is directed by Edoardo Ponti, Sophia Loren’s son. I wonder what it was like for Loren to work with her son!

The Life Ahead synopsis

As reported by USA Today, the new drama movie is set in seaside Italy and focuses on an aging but spirited Holocaust survivor named Madame Rosa. Madame Rosa spends her time providing refuge for the wayward children of sex workers.

When a streetwise newcomer, a 12-year-old named Momo, challenges Madame Rosa’s rules, the two of them must overcome their differences. Along the way, Madame Rosa and Momo form an unexpected bond.

The Life Ahead trailer

You can check out the trailer for the new Netflix movie below.

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