Menzel Honored in Romania

By FNE Staff

The Oscar-winning Czech director Jiri Menzel received a special award from the President of Romania Traian Basescu during a retrospective of Menzel's films in Bucharest.

The award, given as "a form of high appreciation for his directing activities, and for his great contribution in promoting world culture through cinematic art" was presented by the Minister of Culture, Kelemen Hunor.

Accepting the award, Menzel said, "I was pleasantly surprised, as well as honored to find out about this award and I am very happy to see that my films are still appreciated in Romania."