IFC Films on 'Cairo Time'

Firm plans 2010 theatrical and VOD release

TORONTO – IFC Films has picked up the U.S. distribution rights to Ruba Nadda's romantic drama "Cairo Time" from E1 Entertainment International.

The Canadian indie picture, which stars Patricia Clarkson and Alexander Siddig, earned the juried best Canadian feature award at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it had its world bow.

IFC Films plans a theatrical and VOD release in 2010.

"Cairo Time," which portrays a brief, unexpected love affair in Egypt, was written and directed by Nadda, and produced by Foundry Films, Killer Films and Samson Films.

The deal was hammered out by Lizzie Nastro for IFC Films and Victoria Cook from Cinetic Media, on behalf of E1 Entertainment International, which is selling the Canadian picture into the world market.