Salsa, featuring Cuban band Sierra Maestra, opens September's Latin American Film Festival, the London-based event has announced.

Directed by Joyce Sherman Bunuel, the film follows a young composer's obsession with salsa. This year's festival runs September 1-14 in London and then around the UK.

Other highlights include a focus on Brazilian films, which will include Claudio MacDowell's magic-realistic parable The Call Of The Oboe (O Toque do Oboe). Argentine films screening include Sergio Bellotti's My Treasure (Tesoro Mio), based on the true story of a bank executive who robs the place he has worked in for 22 years.

Spain is represented by such films as Monxto Almendariz's Secrets Of The Heart (Secretos Del Corazon) and Fernando Leon De Aranoa's Barrio, about a tough, poverty-stricken district of Madrid. The festival is headed by Cuban-born Eva Tarr Kirkhope.