Cairo Time is a 2009 film by Canadian director Ruba Nadda. It is a romantic drama about a brief, unexpected love affair that catches two people completely off-guard. The film won the "Best Canadian Feature Film" at the Toronto International Film Festival 2009.
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 residents like Kathryn, explores the city and the surrounding area, and finds herself falling in love with the city during her "Cairo Time".
|genre||adventure comedy drama|
|keywords||alexandria cairo end falling in love gaza strip giza pyramid complex great pyramid great pyramids hotel room magazine editor north america platonic platonic love refugee camp wait wed|
|nomination||Genie Award for Best Achievement in Costume Design|
|producer||Christine Vachon Daniel Iron|
|productionCompany||MISR International Films|
|publisher||E1 Entertainment Mongrel Media|
|theme||romantic comedy romantic drama|