'When We Leave' wins Tribeca Film Fest top honor

Jessica Alba attends the premiere of "The Killer Inside Me" during the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival in New York, on Tuesday, April 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)

April 29, 2010 7:20:16 PM PDT
The Turkish-German drama "When We Leave" and the Down syndrome romance documentary "Monica & David" have won top honors at the ninth annual Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.

"When We Leave" stars Sibel Kekilli as a young mother who flees her abusive husband by moving with her 5-year-old son from Istanbul to Berlin. It won best narrative feature. Kekilli also won best actress.

"Monica & David" won best documentary. It chronicles the love between two people with Down syndrome. It was directed by Monica's cousin Alexandra Codina.

The awards were handed out Thursday evening at a ceremony in New York.

Tribeca finishes Sunday. It will screen "Freakonomics" on Friday evening as its closing film.


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