• Screen siren Sophia Loren will be feted by the American Film Institute in November. (AAP)
Screen siren Sophia Loren will be feted by the American Film Institute in November.
29 Aug 2014 - 1:58 PM  UPDATED 24 Feb 2015 - 10:29 AM

Italian actress Sophia Loren will be honoured by the American Film Institute at its annual festival in November.

A special tribute will be paid to the movie icon during an evening celebration on September 12 which will include a screening of her movie Marriage Italian Style.

The 1964 comedy was restored earlier this year to mark its 50th anniversary.

"In a world where the daily obsession seems to be, 'What's next?' Sophia Loren is a rare and welcome reminder that true talent is timeless... It is AFI's honour to shine a proper light on all the gifts she's given the world across the years," said AFI president Bob Gazzale.

The festival runs from November 6 to 13 in Los Angeles.