Special Focus: Kang Soo-yeon

Beloved within Korea as a young actor, Kang Soo-yeon 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. Considered a national treasure, Kang passed away unexpectedly on 7th May 2022, she was only 55. Five key films from Kang’s illustrious career will screen in the LKFF 2022 ‘Special Focus’, celebrating her work and life.