David Gordon Green's Undertowis among the films that will compete at the upcoming Turin Film Festival (Nov12-20), Italy's leading festival for emerging and cutting-edge talent.

The festival will kick off with John Sayle's Silver City and will close with theinternational premiere of Hong Kong director Benny Chan's New Police Story.

The Asian-heavy competition line-up includes The Beautiful Washing Machine byMalaysia's James Lee, about a green washing machine that makes a mark in thelives of those who come into its possession; and Wong Ching Po's Left Hand, a stylised gangster movie setduring one night in Hong Kong.

Among the 14 features competing for the Euros 20,500 topprize are French director Pascale Breton's Illumination,a drama about a loner in the French region of Brittany; L'Iguana, an Italian film by Catherine McGilvray, and David GordonGreen's Undertow, which marks thefilmmaker's third trip to Turin. In 2000, the US filmmaker won Turin's topprize for his debut feature, GeorgeWashington.

Meanwhile, receiving its world premiere out-of-competitionis Russian director Aleksandr Sokurov's MozartRequiem. Other out-of-competition titles include Alexander Payne's Sideways and Jean-Marie Straub andDaniele Huillet's Une Visite Au Louvre.

The festival's popular Americana sidebar will feature Lady By The Sea, a documentary by MartinScorsese and Kent Jones about the reopening of the Statute of Liberty, as wellas Robert Altman's digital feature, TannerOn Tanner, and James Toback's WhenWill I Be Loved.

Festival directors Giulia Giulia D'Agnolo Vallan and RobertoTurigliatto a also dedicating a special retrospective to American director JohnLandis.