Filmmaker Jiří Krejčík dies aged 95

Czech film director, screenwriter and actor Jiří Krejčík died at the age of 95 in Prague on Thursday, the news agency ČTK has reported. Mr Krejčík made over 20 films in a career that began in 1947. His best known films include the 1960 WWII drama Higher Principle, the biographical film about the singer Ema Destinová entitled The Divine Ema, as well as a number of comedies. Jiří Krejčík received the Czech Lion film award for lifetime achievement, as well as a similar prize from the Karlovy Vary film festival. He was also awarded the Czech Republic’s Medal of Merit in recognition of his work.

Author: Jan Richter