Paul Schneider won the award for best actor for the comedy
"Goodbye to All That," in which he plays a man sent reeling
after his wife demands a divorce, while Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
took the best actress honor for her turn in the French-Italian
production, "Human Capital," a three-chapter, interconnecting
lives tale of a death told from three varying perspectives.
"Zero Motivation," a dark comedy about the everyday life of a
unit of young female Israeli soldiers, which was directed by
Talya Lavie, impressed the jurors as "the most hilarious film we
saw at the festival."
"We believe a new powerful voice has emerged," they added in
praising Lavie, who was directing her first feature film.
The movie also won the Nora Ephron prize, named for the late
writer-director, which is awarded to a female director or
Director Marshall Curry's documentary "Point and Shoot," which
chronicles the 2011 trek of Matthew VanDyke from his home in
Baltimore to Libya, where he joins the Libyan rebel army and
takes up arms against Muammar Gaddafi, video camera in hand.
Jurors hailed the film as "an unsettlingly ambivalent and often
darkly amusing portrait of a generation hellbent on documenting
The screenplay award was won by Guillaume Nicloux for "The
Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq," which he also directed.
Honors for new directors were won by Josef Wladyka for "Manos
Sucias," a U.S.-Colombia production, and Alan Hicks for the
jazz-themed "Keep On Keepin' On," for narrative films and
Among short films, "One Year Lease" won for documentaries while
the United Kingdom's "The Phone Call" took the narrative prize.
Visitors to the festival's website again voted for winners, and
chose "Vara: A Blessing," from Bhutan, and "Love in the Time of
March Madness" as the best feature and best short films.
"Clouds," a non-linear documentary assembled from code, won the
The Tribeca Film Festival, now in its 13th year and running
through Sunday, was founded to help business and arts production
in New York following the September 11, 2001, attacks.
(Reporting by Chris Michaud; editing by Jan Paschal)
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