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Noir fest spotlights Leonard

Competish includes '10th & Wolf,' 'Tourneuse'

ROME — Elmore Leonard will be feted by Italy’s Noir in Festival, dedicated to movies and books broadly belonging to the noir genre.

The 15th edition will be held Dec. 5-11 in the Alpine resort of Courmayeur.

Leonard is expected in Courmayeur Dec. 7-8 to receive fest’s Raymond Chandler Award and to tubthump the Italian edition of “The Hot Kid,” his 40th novel, published in Italy by Silvio Berlusconi-owned Einaudi.

Pics in competish include “10th & Wolf,” the helming bow of “Crash” co-scripter Robert Moresco; helmer Denis Dercourt’s “La Tourneuse des pages”; and Renny Harlin’s “The Covenant.”

DreamWorks will hold the Italo preem of “Flushed Away” in fest’s new Mini Noir section, which is dedicated to animation pics with an edge.

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