Thisyear's Munich Film Festival will be dedicating its retrospective to the Makhmalbaf family and a tribute to
Accordingto the festival organisers, this will be the first time that the films of Mohsen Makhmalbaf, his wife Marziyeh Meshkini, and children Samira, Hana and Maysam have been shown together at one event. All of thefamily are expected to come to
Thechoice of Levinson as this year's recipient of the CineMeritAward follows such past winners as Sir Alan Parker, MilosForman, Susan Sarandon, Jacqueline Bisset,producer Marin Karmitz, Barbara Hershey and GeraldineChaplin.
Inaddition to the regular programme, which includes sections dedicated to newGerman feature and TV films, American independents, French cinema, andchildren's films, the 2006 edition will feature special sidebars focusing onfilms from
Dueto the World Cup being staged in