Italian mini-majors Medusa and Istituto Luce have announced their distribution slates for the second half of 2001.

Medusa, part of Silvio Berlusconi's media empire Fininvest, will be handling high-profile US titles such as Tony Scott's Spy Game, starring Brad Pitt and Robert Redford; Bounce, directed by Don Roos and starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Affleck; Carl Franklin's High Crimes, with Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd; Joel Coen's The Barber Project and The Score, by Frank Oz with Robert De Niro and Edward Norton.

Domestic titles on Medusa's slate include Gabriele Salvatores' Cromosoma Calcutta, Paradiso E Inferno, from Bernardo Bertolucci, and Franco Zeffirelli's Callas Forever.

Meanwhile state-funded distributor Istituto Luce revealed that it will handle French titles Cuba Feliz, directed by Karim Dridi, and Une Affaire De Gout, by Bernard Rapp; Taiwanese director Edward Yang's Yi Yi; Manuel Gomez Pereira's Off Key, a Spanish comedy about three tenors; Italian title Tra Due Donne, from Alberto Ferrari; Rob Sitch's Australian hit The Dish; and Pepe Danquart's Semana Santa, co-produced by the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.