The Pardo d’onore (Leopard of Honour) is awarded to one or more leading film directors every year at the Festival del film Locarno. Swisscom supports the award as title sponsor.
Pardo d’onore Swisscom for Leos Carax
French director Leos Carax was awarded the Pardo d’onore at the Festival del film Locarno 2012 for his life’s work. Carax rose to worldwide fame with his erotic drama «Les amants du Pont-Neuf» (The Lovers on the Bridge, 1991). Kylie Minogue, who has a small part in his latest film «Holy Motors», praised him in her short speech at the award ceremony as a »cinematic poet» and «artist who treats us to thrilling pictures».