Poland 's Era New Horizons festival kicked off July 17 with Jerry Skolimowski's Four Nights With Anna and Paolo Sorrentino's Il Divo, and will continue until July 27 in Wroclaw, Poland.

The festival, in its eighth edition, will close with the Dardennes' Lorna's Silence. The festival will host 650 screenings of 230 features plus 340 shorts and documentaries. Last year's event sold more than 123,000 tickets.

The international competition is comprised of: Stephane Lafleur's Continental: A Film Without Guns, Kornel Mundruczo's Delta, Lee Kang-sheng's Help Me Eros, Guy Maddin's My Winnipeg, Peter Geyer's Jesus Christ Saviour, Ivan & Igor Buharov's Slow Mirror, Aditya Assarat's Wonderful Town, Isaac Julien's Derek, Vincent Ward's Rain Of The Children, Chang Tso-chi's Soul Of A Demon, Michelange Quay's Eat, For This Is My Body, Ihor Podolchac's Las Meninas, Spiros Stathoulopoulos' PVC-1, Jose Luis Guerin's In The City Of Sylvia, Peter Forgacs' Own Death, Cao Guimares' The Drifter, Christian Petzold's Yella, and Bertrand Bonello's On War.

Other films in the programme include Matteo Garrone's Gomorra, Majid Majidi's The Song Of Sparows, Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Three Monkeys, Ermanno Olmi's One Hundred Nails, and opera film Csoma.

The New Polish Films competition will include 0-1-0 by Piotr Lazarkiewicz, homo.pl by Robert Glinski and Strawberry wine by Dariusz Jablonski.

Special sections are devoted to New Zealand cinematography and contemporary Brazilian cinema.

Retrospectives will honour Theo Angelopoulos, Andrzej Zulawski, Terence Davies, Vincent Ward, and Alexander Sroczynski.

More information on the festival can be found at www.eranowehoryzonty.pl