Spain'sValladolid International Film Festival has unveiled the programme for itsupcoming 50th anniversary edition (Oct 21-29).
To celebrate the event, the festival has created a one-time 50thAnniversary Prize with a cash award of Euros 50,000 to be split between thewinning film's producer and director. Another Euros 12,000 one-time prize willgo to a short film.
Ang Lee is one of the internationaltalents anticipated at the festival, which kicks off October 21 with Costa-Gavras' Arcadia (Le Couperet) and closes October 29 with Christian Carion's Joyeux Noel, bothscreening out of competition.
Lee will present his Venice winner Brokeback Mountain out ofcompetition alongside Carlos Saura's Iberia andJean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's Cannes winner L'Enfant.
Lars Von Trier's Manderlay and Francois Ozon'sLe Temps Qui Resteare among the titles competing in the official section, where prizes are toppedby the Euros 9,000 Golden Spike and Euros 4,500 Silver Spike.
Remaining competitors include: Bent Hamer's Factotum (US/Norway), Julia Solomonoff's Sisters (Arg/Br/Sp),Yoji Yamada's TheHidden Sword (Jap), Hiner Saleem'sKilometer Zero (Fr/Kurd/Fin) HaoNing's PingPong Mongol (Ch), Dominique Deruddere's Wedding Banquet (Ger/Belg),Michael Haneke's Hidden(Fr/Austria/Ger/It), Marcos Carnevale's Elsa & Fred (Sp/Arg),Matias Bize's In Bed (Chile/Ger), Krzysztof Krauze's My Nikifor (Pol), Daniel Cebrian's SecondAssault (Sp) and Santiago Tabernero's Life And Color(Sp).
Last year's top takers were Golden Spike winner KimKi-duk's Iron 3and Silver Spike winner Saverio Costanzo'sPrivate.