Goodbye, and thank you,
Sir Christopher Lee
The Festival is deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Sir Christopher Lee. An actor with an immense career, Lee has been awarded in Locarno in 2013 with the Excellence Award Moët & Chandon. The Festival and its audience will never forget his charm and willingness.
Director comments: "Sir Christopher’s death will sadden all film lovers but especially those who had an opportunity to meet him and thus experience his incredible vitality at first hand. For me, it was an honor to have him as a guest at my first edition of Locarno as festival director. I will miss his exquisite sense of humor and insatiable curiosity!"