The eleventh edition of Hungary's premiere film festival, the Titanic Film Festival Budapest kicks off October 8 with a screening of director Julie Bertuccelli's Cannes favorite Since Otar Left.

The festival will screen fewer films this time than in previous years - a total of 41 productions - with a heavy emphasis on French film as part of the French cultural season in Hungary.

Two French film financing experts will visit the festival to share their experiences, Michel Reilhac, president of ARTE France's film section and Gilles Duval, president of the Gan Foundation.

The festival's main section, Breaking Waves, will screen many of last year's festival favorites, including Dogville, Kitchen Stories and the festival version of Peter Greenaway's The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Episode 3: Antwerp.

The Islamic Everydays section will screen among others Elia Suleiman's Divine Intervention and another Cannes favorite, Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Distant.

The Titanic Film Festival Budapest will close on October 19 with a special screening of the Coen brothers' Intolerable Cruelty that will be released a couple days later by UIP-Duna Film.