Song Kangho Is Receiving the Excellence Award from Locarno


The Korean actor Song Kangho will be awarded at the 2019 Locarno International Film Festival in August. It’s a first time for the Excellence Award to be given to an Asian actor.

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The award is for Song’s latest role in the Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s film “Parasite”. The movie was also selected for the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

The Locarno International Film Festival is held every August in Locarno, Switzerland.

Here is the list of the past winners:

2004 Oleg Menshikov

2005 Susan Sarandon, John Malkovich and Vittorio Storaro

2006 Willem Dafoe

2007 Michel Piccoli and Carmen Maura

2008 Anjelica Huston

2009 Toni Servillo

2010 Chiara Mastroianni

2011 Isabelle Huppert

2012 Gael García Bernal and Charlotte Rampling

2013 Sir Christopher Lee and Victoria Abril

2014 Juliette Binoche and Giancarlo Giannini

2015 Edward Norton

2016 Bill Pullman

2017 Mathieu Kassovitz

2018 Ethan Hawke