Spain's Valladolid International Film Week (Oct 24-Nov 1), kicks off this weekend with an official selection featuring the Spanish premieres of 21 top-notch international titles, including opening film Dogville from Lars von Trier and closing film Anything Else from Woody Allen, both screening out of competition.
The line-up boasts several foreign-language Oscar contenders, including Wolfgang Becker's Good Bye, Lenin! (Ger) and Siddiq Barmak's Osama (Afgh/Jap/Ire), Denys Arcand's The Barbarian Invasions (Ca/Fr) and Bent Hamer's Kitchen Stories (Nor/Swe).
The latest addition to the line-up is In The Cut starring Meg Ryan and Mark Ruffalo from director Jane Campion, who won Valladolid's Silver Spike award in 1990 for An Angel At My Table.
Belgian director Lucas Belvaux has three films in competition - After Life, On The Run and An Amazing Couple - a trilogy featuring varying stars and genres.
The festival's top prizes for feature films include Euros 35,000 to the Spanish distributor of the Golden Spike winner and Euros 17,500 to the Spanish distributor of the Silver Spike winner.
The Best New Director prize comes with a purse of Euros 15,000 for a first or second-time filmmaker.
The rest of the official line-up titles include: Sofia Coppola's Lost In Translation (US); Rolf de Heer's Alexandra's Project (Austra); Lone Scherfig's Wilbur Wants To Kill Himself (Den/UK); Amos Gitai's Alila (Isr/Fr); Santi Amodeo's Astronautas (Sp); Randa Chahal Sabbag's Le Cerf-Volant (Fr/Leb); Eduardo Mignogna's Cleopatra (Arg/Sp); Wayne Kramer's The Cooler (US); Angeles Gonzalez-Sinde's La Suerte Dormida (Sp); Jafar Panahi's Talaye Sorgh (Iran); and Salvador Garcia Ruiz's Las Voces De La Noche (Sp).