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Jiří Menzel received the Lifetime Achievement Award at Haifa International Film Festival

Jiří Menzel recieved the Lifetime Achievement Award at the prestigious 34th Haifa Film Festival September 24. The award was handed over to his wife Olga Menzel who was present at the screening of The Interpreter, a Slovak movie starring Jiří Menzel.

From 22.9 to 1.10.2018, the 34th edition of the Film Festival is held in Haifa, including Czechoslovak Film Days. The event is organized by the Czech Center in Tel Aviv in cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic and the Embassy of the Slovak Republic. As part of the International Film Festival the Czechoslovak Film Days are under way as the year 2018 is a special year commemorating the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Czechoslovakia. The Czech film Winter Flies and Slovak film  The Interpreter were screened. The evening 24th September was opened by director of the Interpreter Martin Šulík. We welcomed an honored guest, the wife of Jiří Menzel, Olga Menzel who, on his behalf, recieved the Lifetime Achievement Award.