Fosco and Donatello Dubini's new feature Die Reise Nach Kafiristan, which will have its world premiere on Locarno's Piazza Grande open-air venue on August 9, is one of the titles confirmed so far for this year's Filmfest Hamburg (September 24-30).

The Filmfest's 90-film programme will also include Japanese director Rintaro's animation film Metropolis (which screened in Locarno's "Cinema of the Present" sidebar this week), Majid Majidi's Baran (Iran); Cedric Kahn's Roberto Succo (France), Marion Hansel's Nuages (Belgium) and Terry Zwigoff's Ghost World (USA).

In addition, Japanese filmmaker Masahiro Kobayashi will be coming to Hamburg for the third time in a row after Bootleg and Koroshi with his new film Man Walking On Snow.