Sophia Loren’s performance in the 2013 movie Human Voice will make its U.S. television debut April 21 on Turner Classic Movies as part of its five-film tribute to the actress. The movie, directed by her son, Edoardo Ponti (Between Strangers), has not been seen outside of the film festival circuit. Human Voice tells the story of an older woman in her last telephone conversation with her lover, as he is leaving her to marry a younger woman. Loren won the 2014 David Di Donatello Award for her performance in Human Voice, which played at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival in the Official Selection, the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and the 2014 HollyShorts Film Festival. The film is based on Jean Cocteau’s 1930 play La Voix Humaine. In 1948, Roberto Rossellini directed the monologue, starring Anna Magnani. Ingrid Bergman performed the play for ABC in the ’60s.
Loren recently appeared at the TCM Classic Film Festival for an in-depth interview about her career, which will air later this year on TCM.