Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Cairo Time

Writer and Director: Ruba Nadda
Starring: Patricia Clarkson, Tom McCamus, and Alexander Siddig

Mark (Tom McCamus), is a UN official working in Gaza. He arranges to meet his wife Juliette (Patricia Clarkson) in Cairo for a three week vocation but at the last minute he is unavoidably delayed. Mark arranges for his close friend and former security officer, Tareq (Alexander Siddig), to be her escort. Despite the awkward situation Kismet and the beautiful and exotic city of Cairo conspire to bring the lovers together. Well written and well acted the movie is quite breath taking. Photography of the Cairo cityscape will hold you spellbound and the score by Irish composer Niall Byrne is a perfect complement for this modern love story. Cairo Time is smart, compelling and appropriately sad at its finale.

No comments:

Post a Comment