Director Alex Cox is to attend the Cambridge Film Festival (11-21 July) for the UK premiere of his Revengers Tragedy, an adaptation of the Jacobean classic.
The festival will open with the UK premiere of Pedro Almodovar's Talk To Her, and will close with David Cronenberg's Spider.
Other titles receiving their UK premiere at the festival include: John Sayles' drama Sunshine State, Hal Hartley's No Such Thing, Gus Van Sant's Gerry and Ethan Hawke's Chelsea Walls.
Other screening strands include international documentaries, such as Lost In La Mancha, the un-making of Terry Gilliam's doomed Don Quixote project, and Kevin Brownlow's The Tramp And The Dictator, an exploration of the links between Charlie Chaplin and Adolf Hitler.
There will also be an important sidebar focusing on East Asian cinema. Titles include Korea's Take Care Of My Cat, the Hong Kong-Thai co-production The Eye. In the social realist genre there is Japan's All About Lily Chou-Chou, Gege, a Hong Kong film about a young man who travels through north-western China in search of his older brother, and from China Platform and orphan of anyang, from Taiwan Blue Gate Crossing and from Japan Firefly Dreams.
The Cambridge Film Festival is managed by independent UK exhibitor City Screen, which has a circuit of 13 city centre cinemas. Before its re-launch in July last year, the Cambridge Film Festival previously ran for twenty years between 1977 and 1996.
"We were overwhelmed by the outstanding response from audiences and the film industry alike to last year's event," said festival director and City Screen co-head Tony Jones. "We are proud to have scored some enormous coups in securing the UK premieres of a number of the year's most impressive and highest profile independent films."