Iran's Mohammad Ali Talebi is to receive the first ever showcase at a film festival of a selection of his feature films with the staging of a Director's Portrait by this year's Kinderfilmfest during the Munich Film Festival (June 28-July 5).

Among the five films being shown are his 1992 film Chakmeh which marked his international breakthrough, the Iranian-Japanese co-production Kiseje Berendj (A Sack Of Rice, 1996) and his latest work To Azadi (You Are Free, 2001).

The Kinderfilmfest's main programme will be opened on June 28 by Danish filmmaker Pia Bovin's Kald Mig Bare Aksel and feature such new children's films as Klaus Haro's Elina, Joerg Gruenler's Der Zehnte Sommer and Dany Deprez's Science Fiction as well as revivals of Luigi Comencini's Heidi (1952) and Arend Agthe's Flussfahrt Mit Huhn.