Movie: Cairo Time
Like/Don't Like: Like
I watched this on my way home from Tunisia and it reflected my own experience in an arab country that I was bound to like it. I don't know how I would feel if it didn't seem so familiar but we all judge movies by what we know.
Patricia Clarkson plays a magazine editor who is in Egypt to meet her husband, a UN official who is stuck fixing a problem in the Gaza Strip. He sends his Egyptian friend to pick her up from the airport and show her around the city until he gets there. I was a little nervous that this would turn into an adulterous tale, which I hate, but it just skims the surface. It's really about how these two people connect in and through the city. It's a very quiet movie, and at times a bit slow but worth watching.