Merzak Allouache

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Doha Tribeca fest grows up

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With an extended, family-friendly format and a palpable shift toward honoring its own, the fourth annual Doha Tribeca Film Festival ended Saturday with less glitz than previous years, but no shortage…

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Review: ‘Normal’

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Meta-cinema doesn't get more self-referential or recyclable than Merzak Allouache's over-stretched film-within-a-film "Normal." The helmer ("Harragas") shot footage two years ago, which he then…

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Review: ‘Bab el Web’

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Writer-helmer Merzak Allouache follows his local comic hit "Chouchou" with the sweetly inconsequential "Bab el Web," a melancholy comedy set in a disadvantaged district of Algiers that nearly makes…

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