Cairo Time (2010) This super-quiet love story doesn't just take its time. It's about taking time, as Juliette (Patricia Clarkson), the wife of a Canadian diplomat, lands in… 2010-08-06 Drama Romance Patricia Clarkson IFC Films
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Cairo Time (2010)

Cairo Time | ACCIDENTALLY IN LOVE Patricia Clarkson and Alexander Siddig form a cross-cultural bond in Cairo Time
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ACCIDENTALLY IN LOVE Patricia Clarkson and Alexander Siddig form a cross-cultural bond in Cairo Time
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Aug 06, 2010; Genres: Drama, Romance; With: Patricia Clarkson; Distributor: IFC Films

This super-quiet love story doesn't just take its time. It's about taking time, as Juliette (Patricia Clarkson), the wife of a Canadian diplomat, lands in Cairo to rendezvous with her husband, who's delayed in Gaza. To look after her, he dispatches a friend (Alexander Siddig), a tall, courtly Egyptian who wears his non-Western ways lightly but firmly. The two stroll the city, falling for each other, but how hard? Cairo Time is affectingly gentle, with Juliette slowing down to open up — a gossamer transformation that Clarkson makes tangible. B

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Originally posted Aug 04, 2010 Published in issue #1115 Aug 13, 2010 Order article reprints