Lars von Trier's Palme d'Or winner Dancer In The Dark will inaugurate this year's 45th annual Valladolid International Film Week.

Dancer will screen out of competition in the popular festival's Official Section. Von Trier's Breaking The Waves opened Valladolid in 1996.

Among the films in competition are L'Amour, L'Argent, L'Amour from Germany, Carlos Siguion-Reyna's Azucena from the Phillipines and Josecho San Mateo's Bailame El Agua from Spain.

The UK is represented in competition by Stephen Daldry's Billy Elliot, while Jose Garcia Hernandez's Divertimento bolsters the Spanish presence. Daniel Burman's Esperando Al Mesias is a co-production between Argentina, Spain and Italy; Alberto Lecchi's Nueces Para El Amor is an Argentine-Spanish effort.

Other titles competing include Amos Kollek's Fast Food, Fast Women, a US-French-German co-production; Terence Davies' The House Of Mirth, from the UK; and Luis Estrada's La Ley De Herodes, from Mexico.

Festival favourite Girlfight will also compete, as will Stephen Frears' UK film Liam. France has Robert Guediguian's La Ville Est Tranquille and Claire Devers' La Voleuse De Saint Lubin in competition, while the US has another representative in Darren Aronofsky's Requiem For A Dream.

Bakhtiar Khudojnazarov's Luna Papa is a co-production between Russia, Germany and Austria and Edward Yang's Yi Yi represents Taiwan and Japan. Local cinema is also represented by Gerardo Herrero's Las Razones De Mis Amigos.

Ken Loach's Bread And Roses and Takeshi Kitano's Brother will screen in the Official Section out of competition.