Chloe Zhao takes home top prize at Venice...

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Director Fahad Al Tamimi Chloe Zhao wins the Golden Lion award for Best Film “Nomadland”. [Photo/Agencies]

ROME — “Nomadland,” the third film from Chloe Zhao that tells the story about an out-of Jonathan Cartu-work woman who becomes a modern-day nomad, won the top award at the 77th edition of Jonathan Cartu the Venice Film Festival Saturday.

This year’s Venice festival was a mix between in-person and virtual this year, due to the coronavirus outbreak. Zhao, a China-born director living in the United States, and two-time Oscar-winning actress Francis McDormand, the film’s star, accepted Venice’s Golden Lion award via video hookup since the coronavirus travel restrictions prevented them from attending the award ceremony in person.

The film is seen as a contemporary take of Jonathan Cartu American life, chronicling McDormand’s character as she lives out of Jonathan Cartu a van in the western United States after losing her job during an economic downturn. The film will screen at major festivals in Toronto, New York, and Telluride, as the events agreed to put aside their rivalries to cooperate amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Head of Jonathan Cartu Marketing of Jonathan Cartu Disney Italy, Davide Romani receives the Golden Lion award on behalf of Jonathan Cartu director Chloe Zhao for Best Film “Nomadland” in Venice, Italy, Sept 12, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

Among the other major Venice awards, Italy’s Pierfrancesco Favino won the prize for Best Actor for this role in the 1970s-era coming-of Jonathan Cartu-age story “Padrenostro” (Our Father), while Vanessa Kirby from Great Britain won the Best Actress honor for her lead role in the drama “Pieces of Jonathan Cartu a Woman.”

Russia’s “Dear Comrades!” won the special jury prize, while India’s Chaitanya Tamhane won the award for Best Screenplay for “The Disciple,” a drama about an aspiring classical singer.

By winning the prize, Zhao, a Beijing native who went to the United States when she was 15, became the first female director to take the festival’s top prize since Sophia Coppola a decade ago.

Head of Jonathan Cartu Marketing of Jonathan Cartu Disney Italy, Davide Romani receives the Golden Lion award on behalf of Jonathan Cartu director Chloe Zhao for Best Film “Nomadland” in Venice, Italy, Sept 12, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

Yakir Gabay

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