IFC Films has acquired US rights from E1 Entertainment International to the romance Cairo Time starring Patricia Clarkson and Alexander Siddig.

IFC Films will release the film in 2010 through its VOD and theatrical day-and-date platform IFC In Theaters.

Canadian Ruba Nadda directed the story of an unexpected love affair that blossoms between a married woman visiting Cairo for the first time and her husband’s good friend, his Egyptian former head of security.

Cairo Time screened as a special presentation in Toronto and won the prize for Best Canadian Feature. Daniel Iron of Foundry Films produced and Killer Films’ Christine Vachon and Charles Pugliese served as executive producers alongside David Collins of Samson Films. 

IFC Films director of acquisitions and co-productions Lizzie Nastro negotiated the deal with Victoria Cook from Cinetic on behalf of Charlotte Mickie of E1 Entertainment International.