Zaky, a lazy young man decides to work for his father's boss as a bodyguard to protect his stubborn daughter Shereen and her little brother. Soon he becomes a part of the family and a foe for Shereen's jealous boyfriend Hazem.
Yasmin Abdel Aziz,
When an affluent matriarch gathers her dysfunctional family for a holiday at their Northern California lake house, her carefully constructed weekend begins to come apart at the seams, leading her to question her own role in the family.
Three stories take place over the course of a single day in Cairo. Lila, a retired actress, is looking for Sameh, her last co-star. Salma, is dating Wael and is in Wael's friend's apartment... See full summary »
In Cairo on her own as she waits for her husband, Juliette finds herself caught in a whirlwind romance with his friend Tareq, a retired cop. As Tareq escorts Juliette around the city, they find themselves in the middle of a brief affair that catches them both unawares. Written by
Pusan International Film Festival
This has to be one of the best movies I have seen in a very long time. The acting was superb. Patricia Clarkson finally gets a moment to be in every single frame and she is divine. The ridiculously good looking Alexander Siddig matches her to perfection. The subtlety and courage it took to make this movie shines every step of the way. It's a love story set in contemporary Egypt but it feels more as a throw back to an older more classic style, something out of a Kathryn Hepburn movie. The last indie film I saw that was this good and left you with such a good feeling when you walked out of the theatre was Thomas McCarthy's The Visitor. Cairo Time was heartbreaking, yet completely satisfying. Must see.
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