(see previous)Rome, May 9 - Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci will be the president of the jury of the 2013 Venice Film Festival, the board of the Venice Biennale decided on Thursday. "I happily accept (the nomination). Over the span of just a few days it gives me a chance to see the most interesting things happening in cinema from around the world," Bertolucci said. Bertolucci presided over the Venice jury in 1983, when Jean-Luc Godard won the coveted Golden Lion for 'Prenom Carmen' (First Name: Carmen). Bertolucci is "the ideal president for the important and sensitive role," Festival Director Alberto Barbera said. His long experience, inexhaustible curiosity and the fact that he is a "director living during the time of his own works" makes him the perfect choice, Barbera said. The 73-year-old Italian master Bertolucci is best known for his films The Last Emperor and Last Tango in Paris. The world's oldest cinema festival takes place from August 28 to September 7 this year.