Israel Film Fest Honoring Stanley Donen

The "Singin' in the Rain" director will receive a lifetime achievement award on May 5.

Singin' in the Rain director Stanley Donen will be presented with a lifetime achievement award at the Israel Film Festival on May 5.

Also a choreographer, Donen directed musicals like Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and On the Town as well as Charade and Two for the Road.

Festival exec director Meir Fenigstein said, “Stanley Donen has had an extraordinary legacy in film having directed many of the most beloved American musicals of all time. Singin’ in the Rain and other Donen classics have inspired millions of moviegoers in Israel and around the world."

Actor-director Liev Schreiber and Israeli producer/director Micha Shagrir are also being honored by the festival, held in New York City from May 5-19.