Benoit Jacquot's Sade, starring Daniel Auteuil, Claude Chabrol's Nightcap and Pupi Avati's Midsummer Night Dance are among the competition titles at the 24th Montreal World Film Festival (August 25-September 4). In addition, David Mamet's State And Main will make its world premiere at the event out of competition.

Also featuring in competition are French box office hit Le Gout Des Autres, directed by Agnes Jaoui, Paul Cox's Australian-Belgian title Innocence, which took the FIPRESCI prize at this year's Taormina Film Festival, and Canadian director Denis Villeneuve's Maelstrom which has also been selected to open the Perspectives Canada sidebar at this year's Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF),

In addition, the festival will honour several international film-makers and players including Italian auteur Francesco Rossi, Iran's Abbas Kiorostami and Chinese actress Gong Li, who stars in Chinese director Sun Zhou's competition entry Breaking The Silence.

Montreal Official Competition Line-up:

Le Gout Des Autres
Dir: Agnes Jaoui, France

Dir: Michel Jette, Canada

Dir: Denis Villeneuve, Canada

Dir: Bruce Spangler, Canada

The Invention Of Love
Dir: Claude Demers, Canada

Smell Of Camphor, Fragrance Of Jasmine
Dir: Bahman Farmanara, Iran

Breaking The Silence
Dir: Sun Zhou, China

Midsummer Night Dance
Dir: Pupi Avati, Italy

Dir: Shun Nakahara, Japan

A Handful Of Grass
Dir: Roland Suso Richter, Germany

The Policewoman
Dir: Andreas Dresen, Germany

The Adventures Of God
Dir: Eliseo Subiela, Argentina

You Can Count On Me
Dir: Kenneth Lonergan, US

Ali Zaoua
Dir: Nabil Ayouch, France-Morocco-Belgium

Dir: Calude Chabrol, France-Switzerland

Dir: Benoit Jacquot, France

Dir: Silvio Caiozzi, Chile

The Child And The Soldier
Dir: Seyyed Reza Mir-Karimi, Iran

Dir: Paul Cox, Australia-Belgium

Combat D'Amour En Songe
Dir: Raul Ruiz, Chile-Portugal-France

Dir: Jose Alvaro Morais, Portugal-France

The Mechanism
Dir: Djordje Milosavljevic, Yugoslavia