Lifetime Achievement Award to Jiri Menzel
Hon’ble Chief Minister of Kerala Shri. Pinarayi Vijayan presenting 21st IFFK’s Lifetime Achievement Award to the renowned Czech director, actor and screenwriter Jiri Menzel.
Jiri Menzel (b. 1938), is an Oscar-winning Czech film director. A noted theatre director, actor, and screenwriter, Menzel combines his humanistic world view with sarcasm and provocation. He is the best known director of the Czechoslovak New Wave and has garnered worldwide acclaim for his bittersweet, philosophical comedies that owe much to the modern Czech literary tradition.