Celebrating Kang Soo-yeon

The 2022 London Korean Film Festival Special Focus strand celebrates actress Kang Soo-yeon.

Beloved within Korea as a young actor, Kang became well known on the international stage with her breakout role in Im Kwon-taek’s The Surrogate Woman in 1987. Kang won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the 44th Venice International Film Festival for her role, making her the first Korean actor to receive an award at a major international film festival.

Kang was the co-director of BIFF from 2015-2017.

Considered a national treasure, Kang passed away on 7th May 2022 of a cerebral haemorrhage at the age of 55.

5 key films from Kang’s illustrious career will screen in the LKFF 2022 programme. 

The 17th London Korean Film Festival 2022 will take place from 3 November – 17 November.