Massimo Cortesi, head of the Rome-based company Navert Film which co-produced Claire Peploe's Triumph of Love and Giuseppe Bertolucci's Love Probably - both screening in Venice - is lining up a new film to be directed by Italy's Fiorella Infascelli.

Cortesi said he is looking for international co-production partners to board the drama, which was also written by Infascelli, whose credits as a director include 1988's Maschera with Helena Bonham Carter, and 1992's Fish Soup.

Infascelli's upcoming film, called Un Bellissimo Tramonto (A Beautiful Sunset) is about a young girl who is raped and later unwittingly falls in love with her rapist. The film is set to shoot next spring.

Meanwhile, Cortesi, a close friend of the Bertolucci family, is also lining up a new film by Giuseppe Bertolucci, Racconto Dei Boschi, which will go into production next year, and a movie by Giuseppe's elder brother Bernardo. Details about the films were not revealed.