Jiří Menzel to be honoured at Berlin film festival

Czech film director Jiří Menzel is to be honoured at this year’s Berlin Film Festival this year.

Menzel is to be given the Berlinale’s Camera Berlinale award for his contribution to comedy and the Czech New Wave.

The film ‘The Interpreter,’ in which he acts, will also be given its worldwide premiere at the festival. Past winners of the award have included Clint Eastwood and Sydney Pollack.