Venice Fest To Fete Frances McDormand With Persol Award

ROME – The Venice Film Festival will fete Frances McDormand with its Persol Tribute to Visionary Talent Award.

McDormand will receive the nod during a ceremony on September 1, following the out-of-competition screening on the Lido of Lisa Cholodenko-directed mini-series “Olive Kitteridge,” in which she plays the title role, which will debut on HBO in November. The high-profile mini, which is world-preeming at the fest, marks the first skein making its Venice bow. Based on Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, it stars McDormand as a retired math teacher averse to change in her small Maine town.

“The originality and immensity of Frances McDormand’s talent is well reflected in ‘Olive Kitteridge,’ a project which she herself initiated, optioning the novel by Elizabeth Strout, and of which she is also executive producer,” said Venice topper Alberto Barbera in a statement. Barbera called the skein “Another great manifestation of her vision, which we honor today with this award.”

The 71st edition of Venice will run August 27-September 6.

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