Cairo Time
U.S. Premiere

Cairo Time

| Canada, Ireland, Egypt | 88 MINUTES | English
Drama, Female Director(s)

There are paths we take that lead to unexpected destinations, and there are paths that begin in places we never knew we were, and end in places we don't see coming. In this poignant story by Ruba Nadda, happily married Juliette (Patricia Clarkson) finds one such path after being separated from her husband in the overwhelming city of Cairo. While waiting for her husband's return, Juliette experiences the unique beauty of Egypt with his friend Tareq (Alexander Siddig), and the two fall into a tender and effortless friendship.

Clarkson and Siddig perform with quiet restraint yet powerful emotion in a cross-cultural love story that moves gracefully with small gestures and subtle glances, saying exactly what can't be said out loud. With a gentle hand, Nadda guides a tale of two worlds changed forever by a series of small yet profound moments.

Cast & Credits
Directed by
Ruba Nadda and Ruba Nadda
Ruba Nadda is a writer, director, and producer living in Toronto, Canada. Features written, directed, and produced by Nadda include Sabah, Unsettled, and I Always Come to You in addition to 13 short films, which have been shown over 500 times in film festivals around the world.
Ruba Nadda
Executive Producer
Charles Pugliese, Christine Vachon
Niall Bryne
Ruba Nadda
Primary Cast
Patricia Clarkson, Alexander Siddig, Tom McCamus, Elena Anaya
Teresa Hannigan
Daniel Iron, David Collins
Director of Photography
Luc Montpelllier

Daniel Iron
Toronto, Ontario Phone: 416 260 3030
Christine Vachon
Killer Films
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 473-3950
Technical Contact
New York, NY 10014
Patricia Clarkson
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-334-0333
Alexander Siddig
Main Contact
Laura Sok
IFC Films
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 917 542 6330


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