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On the Cusp of the Tribeca Film Festival

On the Cusp of the Tribeca Film Festival

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.

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