Patricia Clarkson and Alexander Siddig star in Cairo Time, a romantic drama shot in the Egyptian capital. Juliette (Clarkson) is a Canadian magazine editor who arrives in Cairo for a vacation with her long-time husband (Tom McCamus), a UN official working in Gaza. Delayed, her husband asks his friend – a handsome Egyptian named Tareq (Siddig) – to watch over Juliette. Juliette finds herself falling in love not only with the city but with Tareq. From the surprise of men-only cafes, to the aroma of a hookah pipe, to the expanse of the Nile, the film captures the seductive charm of Cairo. The film is written and directed by Toronto’s Ruba Nadda, who draws from her Arab-Canadian roots as she did in her previous feature Sabah. Producers are Daniel Iron (Away from Her) and Nadda.
Patricia Clarkson, Alexander Siddig, Tom McCamus
World premiere at Toronto International Film Festival: September 13, 2009
Canada theatrical release: October 9, 2009
US theatrical release: August 6, 2010
Best Canadian Feature Film, Toronto International Film Festival (2009)
Outstanding Team Achievement in a Feature Film, Directors Guild of Canada (2010)