Song Kang-ho to receive the Excellence Award at the 72nd Locarno International Film Festival

Locarno Film Festival have announced that South Korean superstar Song Kang-ho will be honoured with the Excellence Award at the 72nd edition of the Swiss festival in August this year, making him the first person from Asia to receive the award.

Song Kang-ho is an eclectic, versatile, graceful actor, who has been able to conquer South Korean cinema and then access the world of international stardom, and to whom the Locarno Film Festival will bestow the Excellence Award. His artistic birth can be traced back to the late 1990s, in Hong Sang-soo’s “The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well”, and his career path was laid down in the early 2000s. After “The Quiet Family”, he reteamed with Kim Jee-woon for “The Foul King”, causing audiences to stare in amazement at performances based on versatility and physical skill. This has been the case for twenty years’ worth of film sets,
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