April 15, 1997


‘FOR ROSEANNA’ takes top prize at WorldFest


An American film that lovingly mimicked Italian romantic comedy won the Grand Award at the 1997 WorldFest Houston film festival.

“For Roseanna,” about a doting husband going to extreme lengths to save a special cemetery plot for his beloved wife, was also the festival’s opening night feature.

Directed by Paul Weiland, the upbeat, European-style comedy stars Mercedes Ruehl as Roseanna, French star Jean Reno as her husband and Polly Walker (Emma) as the sister Roseanna wants her husband to marry when she’s gone. The Fine Line feature is scheduled to be released this summer, possibly as “Roseanna’s Grave” or “For the Love of Roseanna.”