Liev Schreiber to Be Honored at Israel Film Festival

7:25 PM PST 04/07/2011 by Gregg Kilday
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The actor will receive the IFF Achievement in Film Award at the event, which runs May 5-19 in New York.

Actor Liev Schreiber will be honored with the IFF Achievement in Film Award at the 25th anniversary Israel Film Festival, which runs May 5-19 in New York.

At the opening-night gala, which will be held at the Paris Theatre, other honorees will include philanthropist Charles Bronfman, who will be presented with the IFF Humanitarian Award, and producer-director Micha Shagrir, who will receive the IFF Cinematic Achievement Award.

Nir Bergman's Intimate Grammar, a coming-of-age story set in Israel during the 1960s, will screen as the opening-night film.

Schreiber most recently was seen in the thriller Salt and the World War II drama Defiance.

"Liev Schreiber is the perfect choice to receive this award as he is one of the most admired and respected actors working today," said festival founder and exec director Meir Fenigstein. "His incredible work in an impressive variety of films has entertained and inspired audiences worldwide."

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