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USA: IFC Films
Cast: Patricia Clarkson, Alexander Siddig, Elena Anaya, Tom McCamus, Amina Annabi, Fadia Nadda, Cynthia Amsden, Andrew Cullen, Mona Hala
Director: Ruba Nadda
Countries: Canada / Ireland / Egypt
USA: 90 mins
USA Rated: PG for mild thematic elements and smoking
USA Release Date: 6 August 2010 (Limited Release)
An award-winning audience pleaser at the Toronto and Tribeca Film Festivals, Ruba Nadda's CAIRO TIME is both a love letter to a city and in the tradition of such films as BRIEF ENCOUNTER and LOST IN TRANSLATION.
Juliette Grant (Patricia Clarkson) is a successful fashion magazine editor and she flies to Cairo, Egypt to meet up with her husband so they can spend a much needed three week holiday together. When he is unavoidably delayed, he arranges for his reliable friend Tareq Khalifa (Alexander Siddig) to meet her instead.
Tareq acts the perfect host accompanying her around and showing her the sights, sounds and unique customs of the exotic city. Quite unexpectedly he gradually feels attracted to Juliette his aroused emotions take Juliette by surprise.
A sweeping romantic drama directed by Canadian filmmaker, Ruba Nadda.