IFC Films has acquired U.S. rights to writer-director Ruba Nadda's Cairo Time, starring Patricia Clarkson and Alexander Siddig.

The romantic drama follows the love affair between an American tourist in Cairo, played by Clarkson, who becomes involved with an Egyptian man (Siddig) who is a friend of her husband's.

At the Toronto International Film Festival, the film was awarded the best Canadian feature prize.

IFC Films will release Cairo in 2010 via its IFC in Theaters platform, which offers movies on demand the same day they premiere in theaters.

IFC acquired the film from E1 Entertainment International, the film's sales agent and U.S. and international rights holder.