Spain's indie-oriented Gijon International Film Festival (Nov 20-28) has unveiled the line-up for its upcoming 41st edition, featuring some of the year's top festival prize-winners and talked-about international titles.
More than 200 films will air over nine days at the popular event, which has seen a 50% increase in public attendance over the last four years.
Actor Olivier Assayas and directors Hal Hartley and Ulrich Seidl will receive retrospectives this year.
Among the previous high-profile prize-winners in competition include Shari Springer Berman's Sundance jury prize-winner American Splendor (US); Andrey Zvyaginstev's Venice winner and Russian Oscar nominee The Return (Rus); Catherine Hardwicke's Sundance best director winner Thirteen (US); Hans Christian Schmid's Berlin critic's nod Distant Lights (Lichter) (Ger); Dagur Kari's Icelandic Oscar nominee Noi Albinoi (Ice-Ger-UK-Den); and Albertina Carri's Buenos Aires Independent Festival triple prize-winner Los Rubios (Arg).
Other titles in the official section include: Lisa Cholodenko's Laurel Canyon (US); Fenton Bailey's Party Monster (US); Michael Schorr's Schultze Gets The Blues (Ger); Pablo Reyero's La Cruz Del Sur (Arg); Simon Pummell's Bodysong (UK); Royston Tan's Fifteen (Sing); Ruth Mader's Struggle (Austria); Constanza Quatriglio's Lisola (It); Yann Samuell's Jeux D'Enfants (Fr); and Abolfazi Jalili's Abjad (Iran) (out of competition).