Andrei Konchalovsky's House Of Fools (Dom Durakov), winner of the Jury Grand Prix at 2002's Venice Film Festival, will open this year's Munich Film Festival on June 28.

The eight-day festival, which is the last under the management of founder Eberhard Hauff, will also include Oliver Stone's controversial documentary Comandante, Roberto Faenza's The Soul Keeper, Mrnal Sen's This My Land, Alejandro Agresti's Valentin, Benjamin Quabeck's Verschwende Deine Jugend, Lee Chang-dong's Oasis, Hendrik Handloegten's Liegen Lernen, Aparna Sen's Mr & Mrs Iver, Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Uzak, Niki Caro's Whale Rider, Andre Techine's Strayed, Stephen Frears' Dirty Pretty Things, Rudolf Thome's Rot Und Blau and Santiago Loza's Extrano.

In addition, Geraldine Chaplin will be honoured with this year's CineMerit Award for her contribution to cinematic art and have screenings of four of her films including Robert Altman's Nashville, Alan Rudolph's Remember My Name, Carlos Saura's Cria Cuervos, and one of her most recent productions, The City Of No Limits by Antonio Hernandez.