'Sconosciuta' known as Capri's film of year


ROME -- Giuseppe Tornatore's "La Sconosciuta" (The Unknown Woman) will receive the Capri Award as film of the year at the 12th annual Capri Hollywood International Film Festival.

The film -- which has racked up scores of awards in Italy this year, including the honor of being Italy's choice for the foreign-language film Oscar -- tells the story of an Eastern European immigrant to Italy.

The festival also announced it will present director Joel Schumacher with a lifetime achievement award.

The Capri Hollywood International Film Festival is the only festival in the world that starts one year and finishes the next: The next edition runs Dec. 27-Jan. 2.

Hollywood producer Mark Canton -- whose production credits include Gabrielle Muccino's "The Pursuit of Happyness" and "300" from Zack Snyder -- will chair the festival, which will focus on Italian cinema this year.

The festival's other award will be named during the Jan. 2 award ceremony. Tornatore and Schumacher are expected to be on hand for the event.

The festival takes place on the picturesque island of Capri, off the coast of Naples.