The line up will include John Madden’s The Debt, Lone Scherfig’s One Day and Tate Taylor’s The Help.
Susanne Bier’s In A Better World will open the 20th anniversary edition of the Chichester International Film Festival, which runs Aug 18-Sept 4.
The festival will close with Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Jack Goes Boating.
Amongst the 130 films screening during the festival will be John Madden new film The Debt, Lone Scherfig’s One Day, David Mackenzie’s Perfect Sense, Pedro Almodóvar’s The Skin I live in and Tate Taylor’s film adaptation of bestseller The Help.
Britisih films include Niall MacCormick’s coming of age comedy-drama Albatross and Karl Golden’s Weekender, both of which world premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
The line-up will include the UK premieres of Felix and Percy Adlon’s Mahler on the Couch and Lawrence Tooley’s Head Shots, both from Germany.
Documentaries will include Morgan Spurlock’s The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, Varon Bonicos’ A Man’s Story about fashion designer Ozwald Boateng and David Sington’s Sundance Film Festival hit The Flaw.
There will be a retrospective on Terence Rattigan, with a special screening of The Browning Version introduced by David Hare. whilst Ken Russell will be introducing his 1974 film Mahler.
Open air screenings of Bizet’s Carmen and a restored version of West Side Story will also take place.
Chichester International Film Festival’s artistic director Gibson said: “We have an unsurpassed number of screenings this year, 130 in all including premieres, previews, new releases from all over the world plus discussions and talks.’