Celentano to present Olmi with award

Venice Film Festival bestows career Golden Lion

TAORMINA, Italy -- Legendary Italian singer Adriano Celentano will be on hand at the 65th annual Venice Film Festival to present the career Golden Lion award to Italian director Ermanno Olmi, festival organizers said Friday.

The ceremony, to take place Sept. 4, will feature a screening of "Yuppi Du," a 1975 experimental film directed by Celentano -- a part-time director and actor -- and two early documentaries made by Olmi.

Although they have never worked together, Celentano, 70, and Olmi, 76, have had among the most enduring and visible careers in modern Italy.