I guess you couldn’t ask for anything more than a quality cast and the backing from competent producers if you are in the shoes of Canadian-born filmmaker Ruba Nadda. Screen Daily reports that Patricia Clarkson (Elegy) has boarded the project with co-stars Alexander Siddig (Un homme perdu), Elena Anaya (Savage Grace) and Tom McCamus set for filming.
Cairo Time sees Clarkson play a woman (really?) who arrives in Cairo to meet her husband
(McCamus) only to be told he is unavoidably delayed in Gaza and has in
turn sent his friend (Siddig), a retired Egyptian police officer, to
pick her up. The brief love affair that follows catches them both
completely off guard.
Executive produced by indie vets Christina Vachon and Charles Pugliese of Killer Films, and produced by Ireland’s David Collins of Samson Films
(Once) and the personable Daniel Iron of Foundry Films (Away From Her,
Manufactured Landscapes) with whom I had the chance to share a shuttle lift with at Sundance, the project is set to shoot in mid July.
The trade also detailed that behind the scene talent is comprised of cinematographer Luc Montpellier (Away From Her, The Saddest Music In The World), production designer Tamara Conboy (Once), costume designer Brenda Broer (Luck) and editor Teresa Hannigan (Sabah).