Filmmaker brothers Aki and Mika Kaurismäki are to be the subjects of this year's Retrospective at the Munich Film Festival (June 26 - July 3).

Both directors are expected to accompany the retrospective in person.

This year's festival, which is the first under the new management of director Andreas Stroehl, will see a number of structural innovations to bring the event onto a par with other international festivals. These include the establishment of a press and guest centre at the Forum am Deutschen Museum and a videotheque for accredited industry guests.