VENICE: Italian director Tinto Brass, the subject of a documentary screening at Venice film festival Saturday, told reporters he wants to make a film about ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi’s escorts.

“I want to make a film about Berlusconi. I had in mind the title ‘Thank you, Daddy’”, Brass said, referring to the nickname given to Berlusconi by the girls who attended the famous parties in his villa.

Brass is in Venice to mark the screening of “Istintobrass”, a documentary about his life.

His would-be subject matter, the 76-year-old Berlusconi - who denies frequenting escorts or hosting parties - was found guilty in June of buying illegal relation from a then 17-year-old girl nicknamed “Ruby the Heart Stealer”.

Berlusconi has been married twice. His second wife, Veronica Lario, filed for divorce in 2009, describing Berlusconi as “a dragon “ and saying she could not stay with a man “who frequents minors”.–AFP