Thesixth Era New Horizons Film Festival (July 20-30) will open with Pedro Almodovar's Volver. The festival, based in Wroclaw, Poland, will close with Ken Loach's The Wind ThatShakes The Barley.

Amongthe 18 features in competition are: Lukas Moodysson's Container, Julia Loktev's DayNight Day Night, ShinyaTsukamoto's Vital, Bruno Dumont's Flanders, Abderrahmane Sissako's Bamako and Aleksiej German Jr's Garpastum.

For the first time, Era New Horizons will hold a competition in thesection of New Polish Films. It will comprise eight Polish films including Savior'sSquare by Krzysztof Krauze and Joanna Kos-Krauze.

This year's festival will show 243 features and 279 shorts anddocumentaries, including a programme of 20 new Argentine films.

Retrospectives willhonour Agnes Varda, Sergei Parajanov, Zoltan Huszarik, Stanislaw Lenartowicz,Marian Marzynski, Lech Kowalski and Andrzej Brzozowski.