Tornatore tops Donatellos

Earns nods for best film, director

Giuseppe Tornatore's "La Sconosciuta" (The Unknown Woman) dominated last week's 51st annual David di Donatello Awards, taking home the awards for best picture, director and actress (HR 6/15).

The film, which tells the story of an illegal Ukranian immigrant in Italy, also was named best film at the inaugural RomaCinemaFest.

"La Sconosciuta's" Ksenia Rappoport won the best actress prize, while "Mio Fratello e Figlio Unico" (My Brother Is an Only Child) star Elio Germano won the award for best actor.

Kim Rossi Stuart, director of "Anche Libero Va Bene" (Along the Ridge), won the award for best young director.

Ennio Morricone won the musical score award for his work on "La Sconosciuta."

During the evening, several prize winners dedicated their trophies to the year-old "Centoautori" (Hundred Author) movement, which is calling for greater government efforts to promote culture.