Tribeca Festival winners announced
German actress Sibel Kekilli and a documentary about a romance between two people with Down syndrome have clinched the top honours at Tribeca Film Festival.
The Turkish-German drama When We Leave which stars German actress as a mother who flees her abusive husband by moving with her five-year-old son from Istanbul to Berlin, won best narrative feature, and its star also won best actress.
Monica And David, which won best documentary at the festival which was part-founded by Robert De Niro, chronicles the love between two people with Down syndrome and was directed by Alexandra Codina, Monica's cousin.
Best actor in a narrative feature film went to Eric Elmosnino, who plays the French musician Serge Gainsbourg in Gainsbourg, Je T'Aime... Moi Non Plus.
The festival also singled out two new filmmakers: Kim Chapiron, the director of the youth correctional facility drama Dog Pound, and Clio Barnard, the director of the British documentary-fiction hybrid The Arbor.
Jane Rosenthal, who co-founded the festival with De Niro and her husband, entrepreneur Craig Hatkoff, said: "The award-winning films selected by the jury each features strong characters and subjects, these films challenge you to see the world from another perspective."
The awards were handed out at a ceremony in New York. Tribeca, which finishes on Sunday, will screen Freakonomics as its closing film.