Harmony Korine is a skater, a painter, a cigar aficionado, a computer game designer and one of the most important independent American directors of the last 30 years. In the 90s, almost overnight, he went from being a teenager drinking at skate parks to the generationally heralded screenwriter of Larry Clark’s legendary Kids (1995) and then, just as quickly, he became a visionary and brilliant director in his own right. This year, Locarno Film Festival honoured Korine with the Pardo d’onore Manor for a career that’s produced six unique feature films, dozens of shorts, music videos, experimental work and documentaries.