'Maria' Tops Prizes at Deauville Film Festival

The Deauville Film Festival awarded its top prize on Sunday to "Maria Full of Grace," a documentary-like tale of the travails of a teenage drug runner from Colombia.

The wrenching feature debut from writer-director Joshua Marston (search) tells the story of a pregnant 17-year-old who swallows rubber-wrapped heroin pellets to smuggle them by plane to New York.

Nicole Kassell's "The Woodsman," starring Kevin Bacon (search) as a child molester trying to build a new life after 12 years in prison, won the festival's jury prize.

Director Claude Lelouch (search) headed the 10-member jury that judged 10 movies in the main competition.

The 30-year-old festival at the Normandy resort, which started Sept. 3, is a European showcase for mainly American movies.