Tom Tykwer's The Princess And The Warrior, controversial French film Baise-Moi and US indie title Chuck And Buck are among the titles that will compete in the official section of this year's Gijon International Film Festival in Spain.

The festival, which takes place November 24 - December 1, is known as the "Spanish Sundance" for its dedication to independent and newcomer talent. The competition line-up also includes:

  • Cannes Critic's Week selection Les Autres Filles.
  • Lukas Moodyson's Fucking Amal follow-up, Together.
  • South Korean festival favourite Peppermint Candy.
  • Chinese director Lou Ye's Suzhou.
  • Fruit Chan's tragi-comic Little Cheung.
  • The award-winning Noites, from Portuguese newcomer Claudia Tomaz.
  • Spanish director Pablo Llorca's La Espalda De Dios.
  • Bahman Ghobadi's award-winning A Time For Drunken Horses.
  • Julien Temple's rock documentary The Filth And The Fury will screen out of competition.

    Gijon has also organised sidebars and retrospectives dedicated to US director Todd Haynes, New Scottish Cinema (co-sponsored by the British Council and Scottish Screen) and Portuguese director Pedro Costa, among others.