GiuseppeTornatore's La Sconosciuta and Martin Scorsese'sThe Departed could be among thetitles that will screen at the first edition of the Rome Film Festival (Oct13-21).
Accordingto industry gossip - but without any confirmation from Rome organisers - titlesthat could be heading to Rome also include Ridley Scott's A Good Year and Mira Nair's The Namesake.
Onthe Italian front, in addition to La Sconosciuta,
"Weare looking for big European premieres - although world premieres are evenbetter. But we are also focusing on films from directors who will get aninternational boost from the festival," said
Gosetti admits convincing producers to give a film to anew festival hasn't always been an easy ride. But he says that
"Theywere often surprised that it was only the first edition," he said."And a lot of directors and producers are really happy to support afestival that is just starting."
TheRome Film Festival will unveil its full line-up in September.