Guillaume Nicloux and Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi Awarded at 2014 Tribeca Film Festival

May 6, 2014 | By Romain Rancurel

The 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival announced the winners of its competition categories on April 24th at a ceremony hosted at the Conrad New York hotel in New York City. 

The world competition winners for narrative and documentary films were chosen from 12 narrative and 12 documentary features from 10 countries. The jury was composed of Lake Bell, Steve Conrad, Bart Freundlich, Catherine Hardwicke, and Ben Younger. They were eight categories in the World Narrative Competition - Best Narrative Feature, Best Actor in a Narrative Feature Film, Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay and Best Narrative Editing. 

French film, The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq, written and directed by Guillaume Nicloux, earned the Special Jury Mention and won Best Screenplay, receiving $5,000 from DreamWorks Animation. The jury added that “when a film’s language feels so natural as to make the viewer completely forget that a screenplay was written, the writer deserves special acknowledgement.” In addition, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi won Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film for her performance in the film Human Capital, directed by Paolo Virzi (Italy, France). She received $2,500 from Allen and Deborah Grubman. She was praised by the jury for "her elegant portrayal of a profoundly conflicted wife and mother," who went on to say that Tedeschi "crafts a complex performance of a woman wrestling between love, family and obligation. She layers both strength and fragility without self-consciousness, with a fearlessness to exercise both subtlety and restraint.”

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