6 Films That Won Big at Tribeca
New York’s Tribeca Film Festival wrapped up this week and announced its prize winners. While the event isn’t known for attaining films quite the quality of level of festivals like Sundance and Cannes, it does have a quirky and inclusive charm, and is known in particular for its documentaries. The movies that received top honors this year both focused on themes of war.
The award for Best Narrative Feature went to Talya Lavie’s Zero Motivation, a dark comedy about female soldiers in the Israeli army. The characters are serving in a Human Resources Office on a remote base in the desert, fighting boredom as they perform menial office tasks and wait for their chance to return to civilian life. “The winner of this year’s Founder’s Award follows young women who must find their place and establish their identity in a world normally dominated by men and machismo. They do so with humor, strength, and intellect. The filmmaker mirrors these same qualities. We believe a new, powerful, voice has emerged,” said the judges, who awarded Lavie a $25,000 prize. The movie also won the $25,000 Nora Ephron Prize. (Note: the trailer for this film was not available with English subtitles.)