Founded by Robert De Niro in the spirit of independent cinema, The Tribeca Film Festival takes place around New York Greenwich Village every Spring and this announced its award winners on Thursday, giving top honors to three features directed by women. An additional prize went to an Iranian short film.
Best American Narrative Feature
KEEP THE CHANGE Christina Brucato (The Intern), Jessica Walter (Play Misty for Me) and Johnathan Tchaikovsky (Reservation Road) are the stars of writer-director Rachel Israel’s comedy debut which explores the unlikely romantance that develops between a high-functioning couple who meet in a New York City support group for adults with autism.
Best International Narrative Feature
SON OF SOFIA; Greek director Elina Psykou’s darkly imaginative and claustrophobic fable revolving around a 11-year-old who leaves Russia during the 2004 Olympics to live with his mother in Athens as a new life beckons. A surprise awaits him in the shape of a new father making him retreat into the fantasy of a disturbing inner world of his own.
Best Documentary Feature
BOBBI JENE Elvira Lind’s gorgeously photographed love story also won awards for cinematography and editing. It explores the nature of ambition through its central character’s fight for independence and success in the highly competitive field of dance after leaving Israel to return to her native San Francisco.
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2017 | 19- 30 APRIL 2017 | NEW YORK CITY