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