Spaniard Pablo Llorca's La Espalda De Dios and controversial French film Baise-Moi will competeat Spain's International Film Festival of Gijon.

Known as the Spanish Sundance, the festival has also announced a sidebar dedicated to new Scottish cinema, which is co-sponsored by the British Council and Scottish Screen. Thestrand features films such as Gregory's Two Girls, The Debt Collector,Ratcatcher, Small Faces, Orphans and The James Gang.

The event, which this year runs from November 24 to December 1, will dedicate another section of films to the work of US director Todd Haynes. Screenings go to Velvet Goldmine, Poison and Safe, alongside his short films and forays into TV.

The annual festival's 38th edition will also showcase a selection of new and classic work dealing with mystical and psychological phenomena. Sponsored by the Municipal CulturalFoundation, the sidebar includes Nicolas Roeg's Performance, Paul Verhoeven's The Fourth Man, Lars von Trier's Epidemic and Dreyer's Vampyr.