US actress Annette Bening will be the fourth woman jury president at the Venice festival in September. Photo: EPA

Annette Bening named Venice Film Festival’s jury president - only the fourth woman to receive the accolade

It was time to break with a long list of male presidents, says festival’s director, who praises the American Beauty actress for intellect, talents and understated acting

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US actress Annette Bening will be the fourth woman jury president at the Venice festival in September. Photo: EPA
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