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On the Cusp of the Tribeca Film Festival

by rania
April 23, 2008 3:08 AM
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The imminent onset of the fest has artistic director Peter Scarlet fairly buried in film material.

My own fail-safe M.O. at Tribeca is to concentrate on foreign films (and great parties). My picks this year zero in on North Africa. I recommend "The Aquarium," Yousry Nasrallah's enigmatic feature set around Cairo's landmark grotto (with more hiding places than Hef's) and "Marina of the Zabbaleen" a gorgeous film about garbage by Tribeca All Access filmmaker, Engi Wassef. Also heard good things about "The Secret of the Grain," by French academy award winner, Abdellatif Kechiche.