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IndieWire ranks Bending Steel in top 5 docs

Published on April 30, 2013 by Indiewire

As we've seen so far with other 2013 end-of-festival wrap-up polls, critics tend to single out one or two top-notch films that rise above all others. Maybe it's the nature of the Tribeca Film Festival's program, but the ballot responses from the members of our Criticwire Network who chose to participate this time praised a wide variety of films and performances from this year's lineup. The results didn't single out any clear winners but nevertheless demonstrated several of the highlights from the recently-concluded festival.

Still, there were some films that garnered several mentions by critics in multiple categories. A pair of dramas about discovery, Tomasz Wasilewski's "Floating Skyscrapers" and Daniel Patrick Carbone's "Hide Your Smiling Faces," topped the overall Best Narrative Feature tally. Haifaa Al-Mansour's "Wadjda," a tale of a young girl growing up in Saudi Arabia, was singled out as a favorite by a few critics who also praised Waad Mohammed's performance in the title role. […]


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