Andy Warhol is to be givenone of the most comprehensive presentations of his cinematic ouevre to date atthis year's Vienna International Film Festival, the Viennale (October 14-26).

Curated by theUS filmmaker and author Jonas Mekas in cooperation with the Filmmuseum, theretrospective will show more than 30 of Warhol's central works as well asseveral hours of the legendary Screen Tests.

Among the filmsalready confirmed for the festival's 100-title main programme are Gus vanSant's Last Days,Cristi Puiu's The Death Of Mr. Lazarescu, Yang Jin's Black And White Cow, Ira Sachs' Forty Shades Of Blue, Rithy Panh's The Burnt Theatre, Michael Glawogger's Workingman'sDeath, EstherHoffenberg's The Two Lives Of Eva, Semih Kaplanoglu's Angel's Fall, and Tsai Ming-liang's The WaywardCloud.

The Viennalewill also stage a special screening of Filipino director Lav Diaz's ten-hour TheEvolution Of A Filipino Family (Ebolusyon Ng Isang Pamilyang Pilipino) which is described by the Viennale"as a cinematographic borderline experience, not only with regards to itslength of ten hours, but also because of its unique narrative structure betweenfiction and documentary, cinematic invention and harsh political and socialreality."

The Viennalewill also stage Tributes to the English-born actress-singer Jane Birkin and thecity of Buenos Aires (in the programme "Buenos Aires Dreams Itself")as well as special sidebars dedicated to Ruan Lingyu, one of the female filmstars from the golden age of Chinese cinema in the 1920s and 30s, and to thePortuguese director Pedro Costa.

Presenting afirst preview of this year's programme, the Viennale's director Hans Hurchnoted that the festival is "an attempt to show and make room for imagesand sounds which exist independently of the mainstream industry, mediastrategies and outward interests."