The American actress says she looks forward to celebrating the best in cinema from all over the world. Alicia Powell reports.
Annette Bening has been announced as the president of the International Competition Jury at the 74th Venice International Film Festival. The announcement was made by the board of directors of the annual Italian film festival. The actress, who is married to actor Warren Beatty, is known for movies such as "American Beauty", "Being Julia" and "The Kids Are All Right". In a statement, the four-time Academy Award nominee says: "I'm honored to be asked to serve as the president of the jury for this year's Venice Film Festival. I look forward to seeing the movies, and working with my fellow jury members to celebrate the best of this year's cinema from all over the world." The film festival will run from August 30 to September 9.