The award is among the five most important of the festival, together with the Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, and Most Original Film.

Khoa’s performance was described as “an interpretation of instinct, energy and dynamism for a character who moves in the chaos and madness of Ho Chi Minh City”.

The Embassy of Vietnam in Italy received the award on behalf of Khoa, who is currently living in Canada.

The Asian Film Festival in Italy is organised by the Roberts Bresson Film Foundation which selects the best films in East Asia, with special attention given to young directors./.