Angiolini to host Venice opening ceremony


NEMI, Italy -- Italian actress Ambra Angiolini will host the opening night ceremony at the 64th annual Venice Film Festival, organizers said Friday.

Angiolini was one of the stars of Ferzan Ozepetek's "Saturno Contro" (Against Saturn), for which she won several local Italian awards for an actress in a non-leading role. The highlight of the opening night will be the world premiere of "Atonement" by Joe Wright.

The festival runs Aug. 29-Sept. 8.