Documentary On Couple With Down Syndrome Tops At Tribeca
A documentary exploring the relationship of a couple with Down syndrome earned a top prize Thursday evening at the renowned Tribeca Film Festival.
The film, Monica & David, follows a 30-something couple with Down syndrome as they get married and struggle to assert their independence. It won the festival’s award for best documentary feature.
“Monica & David takes an incredibly intimate situation and beautifully translates it in a way that makes you think about your own life. It’s a clear and observant look at a family and the purity of love, fueled by an organic sense of the sadness, joy and everyday humor that fill this epic journey that is life,” the jury said in making the award.
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The film is schedule to premiere on HBO in October.
Alexandra Codina, the film’s director and a cousin to Monica, was presented the Tribeca award by actress Jessica Alba. It comes with a $25,000 prize.