Morricone will be joined by dancer Roberto Bolle

Legendary composer Ennio Morricone will head the jury of the sixth International Rome Film Festival (October 27 – November 4).

He will be joined by another leading light of Italy’s cultural and entertainment scene, the ballet dancer Roberto Bolle, while the remainder of the jury is yet to be announced.

The jury will select the winners of the Marc’Aurelio Award for Best Film, two Marc’Aurelio Awards for Best Actor and Best Actress, and the Marc’Aurelio Grand Jury Prize from among the films in competition in the Official Selection.

Morricone’s illustrious career spans seven decades and includes five Oscar nominations as well as awards at Locarno, Venice, multiple Golden Globes and David Di Donatello prizes. He is most known for his infamous scores to a series of Sergio Leone westerns in the 1960s, including The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

Roberto Bolle became an international ballet star at a young age. The lead dancer at the Teatro alla Scala as well as the first Italian to be named Principal Dancer with New York’s American Ballet Theatre, Bolle has danced with the foremost ballet companies in many of the world’s top theatres.