Director attends film fest screening

News Oct 02, 2009 Ancaster News

Ruba Nadda's Cairo Time was a Special Presentation at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival and the winner of Best Canadian Feature.

Her 2005 film, Sabah, was an elegantly wrought and heart-warming tale of cross-cultural love that proved to be a big Canadian Film Circuit hit upon its release. Fans of her cinematic sensibility will surely be pleased with her newest film, the lovely and engaging Cairo Time.

While the star-crossed lovers of Sabah found their magic on Canadian soil, Cairo Time takes the audience to the capital of Egypt, where magazine editor Juliette (Patricia Clarkson, Lars and the Real Girl, Vicky Cristina Barcelona) has just landed for an indefinite visit. She was supposed to meet her diplomat husband, Mark (Tom McCamus, Shake Hands with the Devil), but arrives at her hotel to discover he is not there.

That’s when she meets Tareq (Alexander Siddig, Syriana, Kingdom of Heaven), an old friend of Mark’s and a retired local police officer. Unable to meet Juliette when she lands, but knowing that she is an independent woman who is likely to head off on her own, Mark has asked Tareq to care for her.

Patricia Clarkson is radiant as the heart and soul of a film that evocatively renders a middle-aged woman’s search for herself. Cairo Time is a love letter to an exotic city intertwined with one individual's tender love story.

Ms. Clarkson's wonderful performance is matched by Alexander Siddig's take on Tarek, which captures every nuance of inner conflict. The film also boasts stunning cinematography by Luc Montpellier and a wonderful soundtrack.

Cairo Time screens at Ancaster Silver City on Monday, Oct. 5 at 4 and 7:15 p. m. The box office opens at 3:15 p. m. and 6:15 p. m., respectively. Non-members pay $9 for the afternoon matinee and $10 in the evening.

Ms. Nadda will be present for a question-and-answer session following each screening and an introduction.

All proceeds from the screenings go to the Hamilton Out of the Cold Program.

For more information, visit www.ancasterfilmfest.ca or call 905-648-2277.

Director attends film fest screening

News Oct 02, 2009 Ancaster News

Ruba Nadda's Cairo Time was a Special Presentation at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival and the winner of Best Canadian Feature.

Her 2005 film, Sabah, was an elegantly wrought and heart-warming tale of cross-cultural love that proved to be a big Canadian Film Circuit hit upon its release. Fans of her cinematic sensibility will surely be pleased with her newest film, the lovely and engaging Cairo Time.

While the star-crossed lovers of Sabah found their magic on Canadian soil, Cairo Time takes the audience to the capital of Egypt, where magazine editor Juliette (Patricia Clarkson, Lars and the Real Girl, Vicky Cristina Barcelona) has just landed for an indefinite visit. She was supposed to meet her diplomat husband, Mark (Tom McCamus, Shake Hands with the Devil), but arrives at her hotel to discover he is not there.

That’s when she meets Tareq (Alexander Siddig, Syriana, Kingdom of Heaven), an old friend of Mark’s and a retired local police officer. Unable to meet Juliette when she lands, but knowing that she is an independent woman who is likely to head off on her own, Mark has asked Tareq to care for her.

Patricia Clarkson is radiant as the heart and soul of a film that evocatively renders a middle-aged woman’s search for herself. Cairo Time is a love letter to an exotic city intertwined with one individual's tender love story.

Ms. Clarkson's wonderful performance is matched by Alexander Siddig's take on Tarek, which captures every nuance of inner conflict. The film also boasts stunning cinematography by Luc Montpellier and a wonderful soundtrack.

Cairo Time screens at Ancaster Silver City on Monday, Oct. 5 at 4 and 7:15 p. m. The box office opens at 3:15 p. m. and 6:15 p. m., respectively. Non-members pay $9 for the afternoon matinee and $10 in the evening.

Ms. Nadda will be present for a question-and-answer session following each screening and an introduction.

All proceeds from the screenings go to the Hamilton Out of the Cold Program.

For more information, visit www.ancasterfilmfest.ca or call 905-648-2277.

Director attends film fest screening

News Oct 02, 2009 Ancaster News

Ruba Nadda's Cairo Time was a Special Presentation at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival and the winner of Best Canadian Feature.

Her 2005 film, Sabah, was an elegantly wrought and heart-warming tale of cross-cultural love that proved to be a big Canadian Film Circuit hit upon its release. Fans of her cinematic sensibility will surely be pleased with her newest film, the lovely and engaging Cairo Time.

While the star-crossed lovers of Sabah found their magic on Canadian soil, Cairo Time takes the audience to the capital of Egypt, where magazine editor Juliette (Patricia Clarkson, Lars and the Real Girl, Vicky Cristina Barcelona) has just landed for an indefinite visit. She was supposed to meet her diplomat husband, Mark (Tom McCamus, Shake Hands with the Devil), but arrives at her hotel to discover he is not there.

That’s when she meets Tareq (Alexander Siddig, Syriana, Kingdom of Heaven), an old friend of Mark’s and a retired local police officer. Unable to meet Juliette when she lands, but knowing that she is an independent woman who is likely to head off on her own, Mark has asked Tareq to care for her.

Patricia Clarkson is radiant as the heart and soul of a film that evocatively renders a middle-aged woman’s search for herself. Cairo Time is a love letter to an exotic city intertwined with one individual's tender love story.

Ms. Clarkson's wonderful performance is matched by Alexander Siddig's take on Tarek, which captures every nuance of inner conflict. The film also boasts stunning cinematography by Luc Montpellier and a wonderful soundtrack.

Cairo Time screens at Ancaster Silver City on Monday, Oct. 5 at 4 and 7:15 p. m. The box office opens at 3:15 p. m. and 6:15 p. m., respectively. Non-members pay $9 for the afternoon matinee and $10 in the evening.

Ms. Nadda will be present for a question-and-answer session following each screening and an introduction.

All proceeds from the screenings go to the Hamilton Out of the Cold Program.

For more information, visit www.ancasterfilmfest.ca or call 905-648-2277.