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First-time female directors take top prizes at Tribeca film festival

by Ben Child.

Films from two first-time female directors have taken the top prizes at this year’s Tribeca film festival in New York, the event co-founded by Robert De Niro to help reinvigorate the area devastated by 9/11.

She Monkeys, which focuses on the tension between two Swedish girls who become friends and rivals on an equestrian acrobatics team, won the best narrative feature award for director Lisa Aschan. “This film speaks of sex, adolescence, power, and ambition. It is original and authentic,” the jury said.

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