Icelandic film about 43-year-old virgin tops Tribeca awards

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Posted: Apr 23, 2015 8:21 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — An offbeat Icelandic romantic comedy about a 43-year-old virgin has won best narrative feature at the Tribeca Film Festival.

"Virgin Mountain" by the Icelandic filmmaker Dagur Kari also won best screenplay and best actor for Gunnar Jonsson in the festival honors announced Thursday night. The festival jury said the film's mixture of humor and pathos "captured our hearts."

"Bridgend," a drama by the Danish director Jeppe Ronde about the recent teen suicide epidemic in the eponymous Welsh county, took the other narrative awards. The film won best actress for Hannah Murray, as well as best editing and cinematography.

Best documentary went to "Democrats," Camilla Nielsson's examination of the Zimbabwe government under president Robert Mugabe. The documentary was made with uncommon access over three years.