The upcoming festival, opens on August 29, and Chinese director Zhang Yimou (Curse of the Golden Flower) will be heading the jury´s festival.
Other chinese director, Jia Zhangke, will take his newly-finished documentary Useless to compete for this year's Horizons Documentary Prize. The film, finished earlier this month, focuses on Chinese fashion designer Ma Ke and her clothing line Useless. Jia Zhangke was the winner of last year's Golden Lion award, the festival's highest prize, for Still Life.
Actor-director Jiang Wen is eyeing the Golden Lion for his third directorial work The Sun Also Rises.
John Woo´s production Blood Brothers has been selected to close the festival on September 8.
And finally, director Ang Lee is also likely to present his new work Lust, Caution, which stars Tony Leung.