CAIRO TIME Movie Trailer & Pictures with Patricia Clarkson
Check out the trailer and pictures from CAIRO TIME starring Patricia Clarkson, Alexander Siddig, Tom McCamus, Elena Anaya, Amina Annabi, and directed by Ruba Nadda.
Cairo Time Synopsis: With her latest feature, Ruba Nadda delves into the emotionally fraught territory of the fleeting affair. In a tremendous performance, Patricia Clarkson plays Juliette, a magazine editor. Vaguely dissatisfied with her job, Juliette follows her Canadian diplomat husband, Mark (Tom McCamus), to Cairo. When she arrives, however, she learns that he’s been held up in the Palestinian territories due to escalating tensions in the region. Left to wait, Juliette soon discovers that the streets of Cairo can be tough terrain for a woman on her own.
Enter Tareq (Alexander Siddig), an old friend of Mark’s who becomes Juliette’s companion and guide, introducing her to various Egyptian customs. The city’s grandeur comes alive as he leads her through the beguiling streets of Cairo. While they wander side by side, Juliette senses an alluring kindness and charm in Tareq, and he is equally taken with her. As she waits for word on her husband’s imminent arrival, the two struggle to control their obvious mutual attraction. The pyramids beckon, offering a gentle reflection of the epic desire building between the tourist and her guide. Their bond becomes increasingly complex as it evolves: is this a profound friendship or something else? Adding to the discomfort is the obvious loyalty they both feel to the man they have in common – Juliette’s husband and Tareq’s friend – who is physically absent but still present in their minds.
Cairo Time is part of the Special Presentations lineup at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival.
Screenings at TIFF:
Sunday September 13 – 08:30PM – WINTER GARDEN THEATRE
Monday September 14 – 12:00PM – SCOTIABANK THEATRE 3
Watch the trailer for Cairo Time and check out more pictures below.