Actress Eva Riccobono will host the opening and closing ceremonies of the 70th Venice International Film Festival.

Riccobono has been a fashion model and also has starred in films such as Grande Grosso e Verdone, Passione Sinistra, Niente puo fermarci and And They Call It Summer (E la chiamano estate.)

The festival opens with Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.

Venice runs Aug 28 to Sept 7.