Netflix's upcoming movie, 'The Half of It' wins Best Narrative Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival
Netflix certainly has a winner on its hands, in the about-to-be-released comedy-drama film, 'The Half of It'. The movie, written and directed by Alice Wu, has won the award for Best Narrative Feature in the U.S. Narratives Competition Category.
The premise of 'The Half of It' centres on Ellie Chu, an introverted Asian-American girl, who earns her own money by writing essays for other kids at school. Ellie is approached by popular school jock Paul Munsky, to help him write a love letter to Aster Flores, the girl of his dreams. The two form an unlikely bond of friendship in the course of Ellie helping Paul. But there's a hitherto unknown fact - Ellie too has secretly been in love with Aster.
It is a delightful coming-of-age movie, which explores the themes of love and friendship in a singularly refreshing way.
Other notable wins at the Awards were Shira Haas, who recently appeared in Netflix's Unorthodox, for Best Actress in an International Narrative Feature Film for the Israeli film, 'Asia'; and a win for Indian writer-director Prashant Nair, who won the award for Best Screenplay in an International Narrative Feature Film for the Indo-French project, 'Tryst With Destiny', co-produced by Drishyam Films.
Nair has directed two episodes of the hit Amazon Prime Video Indian series, Made in Heaven