Gina, Sophia, Lucia: closeup of Italy's best


TAORMINA, Sicily -- The 60th annual Locarno Film Festival will hold a special "Signore & Signore" sidebar focusing on some of the great actresses of Italian film, the festival said Tuesday.

The sidebar, which will be organized by RomaCinemaFest co-director Piera DeTassis, will highlight the work of Alida Valli from Mario Soldati's 1941 drama "Piccolo mondo antico" (Old-Fashioned World), Anna Magnani from Luchino Visconti's 1951 classic "Bellissima" (So Beautiful), Luigi Comencini's 1953 Oscar-nominated "Pane, amore, e fantasia" (Bread, Love and Dreams), star Gina Lollobrigida, and Lucia Bose from Michelangelo Antonioni 1953 film "La signora senza camelie" (Camille Without Camelias).

The Locarno festival will take place Aug. 1-11.