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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.
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- "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.