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Feature Film

Thriller - Drama - Romance

Canada 2009 | 88 Min

Cairo Time

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1 Awards 0 Nominees

Subtitles in Dutch French

Sometime you need to forget the rules and remember your heart

Genre

Thriller Drama Romance

Subjects

cairo egypt love

Language

English

Story

Juliette is a Canadian magazine editor who arrives in Cairo for a vacation with husband Mark, a UN official working at refugee camps in the Gaza Strip. Their children have grown and Juliette is looking forward to spending more time with Mark. Delayed, Mark asks his friend—a handsome Egyptian named Tareq—to watch over Juliette. Mark is continually delayed in Gaza, during which time Juliette makes friends with Cairo locals, North American and European ex-pats like Kathryn, explores the city and the surrounding area, and finds herself falling in love with the city during her "Cairo Time". Tareq is a regular (but not constant) companion during Juliette's extended time waiting for Mark, leading to a very close relationship between the two. While their relationship remains platonic, it is steadily headed to a stronger connection. After travelling to Alexandria with him to attend the wedding of the daughter (Hanan) of a girlfriend from his university days (Yasmeen), she admits that she will miss him when she returns to Canada. The two visit the Great Pyramids—something Mark had insisted should be "just for us" on his sporadic calls to Juliette at her hotel room. Whatever change this may signify in Tareq and Juliette's growing relationship, they return to the hotel to find that Mark has finally arrived. Mark is happy to see Juliette, while she and Tareq adequately hide their sorrow over the end of their Cairo Time.

Awards

    - Toronto International Film Festival  - 2009 / Canada

    Best Film


Director

Ruba Nadda

Writer

Ruba Nadda

Cast

Patricia Clarkson
Alexander Siddig
Elena Anaya
Tom McCamus
Amina Annabi

Producers

Shana Collier, David Collins, Daniel Iron, Gabriel Khoury, Charles Pugliese, Christine Vachon, Claire Welland

Cinematographer

Luc Montpellier

Production Designer

Tamara Conboy

Editors

Teresa Hannigan

Composer

Niall Byrne

Musicians