Cairo Time

Drama, Romance
Run Times:
88 min
Arabic (w. English Subtitles), English
Patrica Clarkson, Alexander Saddiq
Rubba Nadda
Rubba Nadda
Plot Summary

Cairo Time is a romantic drama about a brief, unexpected love affair that catches two people completely off-guard.


“Just when you think you know what’s coming, the canny writer-director Ruba Nadda (Sabah) makes sure you won’t. Nadda lets the sensuous tempos of Cairo life seep into Juliette’s system, and ours. It’s a haunting and hypnotic film. And Clarkson’s sublimely nuanced performance is in every way transporting.”
-Peter Travers, Rolling Stone


Rolling Stone – Cairo Time

Festival and Awards

Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, September 2009
*Best Canadian Feature Film
Pusan International Film Festival, South Korea, October 2009
Doha Tribeca Film Festival, Qatar, October 2009
India International Film Festival, November 2009
Dublin International Film Festival, Ireland, February 2010
Shanghai International Film Festival, China, June 2010
Munich International Film Festival, Germany, June 2010
Ischia Global Film & Music Festival, Italy, July 2010
Helsinki International Film Festival, Finland, September 2010
Norrkoping International Film Festival, Sweden, October 2010
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Taiwan, November 2010
Casa Arabe, Spain, October 2011
Inverness Film Festival, UK, November 2011