Korean director Kim Ki Duk, winner of several film festivals, has died from coronavirus infection in Latvia. This was reported by Delfi with reference to the director of ArtDocFest / Rīga Vitaliy Mansky.
According to him, the director arrived in Latvia on November 20 and was not in touch until December 5. His colleagues raised the alarm and started searching for Duk in the hospitals. The search was complicated by personal data protection rules.
Duk's death was officially reported today by one of the Latvian hospitals. According to Mansky, his death was also confirmed by his translator Daryna Krutova.
Kim Ki Duk was several international awards: at the Venice Film Festival for two of his films - Pieta and 3-Iron, at the Cannes Film Festival - for Arirang, and at the Berlin Film Festival - for Samaritan Girl.
As we reported earlier, on November 17, Ukrainian theater director Roman Viktyuk passed away at the age of 84.
In late October, the artist contracted coronavirus and ended up in a hospital ward.