Antonio Banderas' second film as a director, the Spanish-language Summer Rain, will receive a 'Panorama Special' screening in the Berlinale.

Co-producer and sales company Sogecine-Sogepaq confirmed the invitation, which will follow on Rain's screening in the Premieres section of Sundance.

Rain (El Camino De Los Ingleses) stars a cast of up-and-coming young actors in a tough tale about a group of friends struggling with increasingly adult concerns during the last summer of their childhood.

Based on the novel by Antonio Soler, who also wrote the Goya Award-nominated script, the film is set in 1970s Malaga, Banderas' hometown.

Alberto Amarilla, who also earned a Goya Award nomination this week as best new actor, stars alongside Maria Ruiz, Raul Arevalo, Felix Gomez, Fran Parea, Marta Nieto and Mario Casas.

Veteran actors Juan Diego and Victoria Abril, Banderas' co-star in Pedro Almodovar's1990 Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, also appear in the film, a co-production of Banderas' own Green Moon with Sogecine, the UK's Future Films and associate producer De Palacio Films.

It will be Banderas' first return to the Berlinale 10 years after presenting Almodovar's The Law Of Desire (La Ley Del Deseo), in which he starred across Carmen Maura and Eusebio Poncela.

Sogepaq released Rain in Spain on December 1 through Hispano FoxFilm.