Robert De Niro proud of Tribeca film festival

Robert De Niro proud of Tribeca film festival New York: Actor Robert De Niro is proud of the Tribeca film festival and the impact it has on people.

The ‘Godfather Part II’ actor helped set up the movie festival in 2002 to celebrate New York City as a centre for filmmaking and is delighted the world-famous event, which runs until April 28, is a big hit among people, reported the New York Daily News.

"I`m happy that the festival has gone on this long and has had an impact on people; local, national and international. I`m very proud that it`s becoming a part of the fabric of New York and tradition. Very proud," he said.

Quizzed about this year`s line-up, De Niro said he already has a few favourite entries.

"The one on Gore Vidal, `The United States of Amnesia` and a wonderful film called `Red Obsession` - which I thought was very interesting about the Chinese buying all the wine in France," he added.

PTI