The World Cinema Showcase has rolled around once again, and brings with it a couple of movies I’m dead keen to see. I plan to see five in total this year. First up: Cairo Time.
Cairo Time is a lovely, gentle love story about two people meeting for the first time and spending time together in Cairo. It’s a great demonstration of the difference between Film Festival and Mainstream movies. It is very, very slow, with long static shots of not very much, and it tells nearly the simplest story possible. It’s enchanting. All the footage of life in Cairo made me feel really nostalgic: I want to go back! A great start to the festival.