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"Green Hat" Wins Top Prize At Tribeca Fest


The Green Hat

A scene from Liu Fen Dou's "The Green Hat."

Updated May 10, 2004
"The Green Hat" took the best narrative feature prize yesterday and its director Liu Fen Dou was named best new narrative filmmaker at the Tribeca Film Festival. In the Beijing-born screenwriter's directorial debut, a middle-aged man takes on layer upon layer of humiliation when he is finally forced to confront his wife's infidelity, his loveless marriage, and the careless swagger of his wife's stud lover.

Jurors included actresses Mary-Louise Parker, Kyra Sedgwick, Glenn Close, documentarian Albert Maysles, former United Artists president Bingham Ray and Queen Noor of Jordan.

Two films shared the award for best documentary feature: "Arna's Children" of Israel, by Danniel Danniel and Juliano Mer Khamis, and Cathy Henkel's "The Man Who Stole My Mother's Face" from Australia and South Africa.

Only in its third year, the festival featured more than 250 films from 42 countries. Though popular in appeal, the quality of the selections does not yet match that of the Cannes or Sundance Film Festivals.

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