Ano Una, the first film by Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron's son Jonas Cuaron, will close Critics Week at the upcoming Venice Film Festival (Aug 29-Sept 8).

The film is the story of a summer romance between a Mexican teenager and an older American woman.

The Critics Week will open with two films in homage to Ousmane Sembene, the father of African cinema who died earlier this year.

For the occasion the sidebar will screen two titles Borom Sarret (1962) and La Noire de (1966), which were the director's first short and feature length films.

While the Critics Week is an independent section, the homage is in collaboration with the Venice Film Festival's 64th edition, which will also celebrate the African director.

The seven films in this years Critics Week line up include first works from newcomers as well as established screenplay writers or actors making their directorial debut.

The titles are:
24 Measures by actor-turned-director Jalil Lespert
Karoy by Zhanna Issabayeva, a dramatic comedy about a pathological liar from Kazakhstan
The Nines by John August (a frequent screenwriter for Tim Burton), about three characters whose lives intertwine in strange ways
Otryv, a debut film byRussian screenwriter Alexander Mindadze
La Ragazza del Lago, a Medusa production directed by Andrea Molaioli, about a young woman who is found dead on the side of a river
Small Gods by Dimitri Karakatsanis from Belgium
Zui Yaoyuan De Juli by Lin Jing-jie, a love story from Taiwan

The seven films were selected from300 submissions.