PS I Love You, Dylan Kidd's follow-up to Rodger Dodger, will open Critics' Week at the upcoming Venice Film Festival(Sep 1-11).

The romantic comedy, written by Kidd and Helen Schulman,stars Laura

Linney as a 38-year-old admissions director at New York's ColumbiaUniversity who believes that her former boyfriend has been reincarnated.

Earlier this month, the film was named as one of three films to world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 9-18)- although it now looks like Venice has stolen a march on Toronto.

The closing picture of Critics' Week will be Hong Kongdrama Butterfly by Yan Yan Mak, whichfocuses on a 30-year-old married school teacher and mother-of-one,who falls in love with a young girl she meets in a supermarket.

Seven other films will be screened as part of the autonomouscompetition.

These are: Israeli drama Ve Lakachta Lecha Isha byRonit and Shlomi Elkabetz, Argentinian film Uno De Dos by Alejo Hernan Taube, Japan's KoiNo Mon by Matsuo Suzuki, French-Moroccanfilm Le Grand Voyage by Ismael Ferroukhi, AymericMesa-Juan's French film Les Liens,Iran's Sakenine Sarzamine Sokootby Saman Salur and Uninhibited byTaiwan's Chen Leste.

It is the first time that an Italian film has not made itinto Venice Critics' Week.