Jiří Menzel (Czech: [ˈjɪr̝iː ˈmɛntsl̩] ( listen)) (23 February 1938 – 5 September 2020) was a Czech movie director, theatre director, actor, and screenwriter.
He directed the 1966 movie Closely Watched Trains, which won the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film. He was also known for directing Larks on a String and My Sweet Little Village. Menzel was born in Prague.
Menzel died on 5 September 2020 in Prague from a long-illness, aged 82. His wife confirmed two months later that Menzel died from COVID-19.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "V osmdesáti dvou letech zemřel režisér Jiří Menzel" (in Czech). Retrieved 2020-09-06.
- ↑ "Menzel receives lifetime achievement award". Radio Prague International. 2016-12-11. Retrieved 2020-09-06.
- ↑ "Oscar-winning Czech filmmaker Jiří Menzel died with COVID-19, reveals widow". The Prague Reporter. 9 November 2020. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Jiří Menzel on IMDb