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Ruba Nadda is a Director and Scriptwriter Canadienne born on 6 december 1972 at Montreal (Canada)

Ruba Nadda

Ruba Nadda
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Nationality Canada
Birth 6 december 1972 (48 years) at Montreal (Canada)

Ruba Nadda (born 6 December 1972) is an Arab Canadian film director.

Nadda was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, to a Syrian father and a Palestinian mother. She made several award-winning short films, including Lost Woman Story, Interstate Love Story, So Far Gone and Damascus Nights before writing and directing features I Always Come to You, Unsettled and Sabah. Her movie Cairo Time won the Best Canadian Feature Film award at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival and was Best Reviewed Romance on Rotten Tomatoes for 2010. She is known for shooting feature films in very short time spans.

Nadda studied Literature at York University in Toronto, Ontario. She went on to study Film Production at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.

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Filmography of Ruba Nadda (4 films)

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Director

October Gale, 1h31
Directed by Ruba Nadda
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Actors Patricia Clarkson, Scott Speedman, Tim Roth, Callum Keith Rennie, Aidan Devine
Rating52% 2.601292.601292.601292.601292.60129
Helen Matthews (Patricia Clarkson), a widow still grieving the untimely death of her husband, James (Callum Keith Rennie), goes to the cottage they once shared. On her first night there she is awakened by the sound of a gunshot. When she leaves to investigate she finds a trail of blood and upon her return finds a stranger (Scott Speedman) who has been shot in the shoulder and has crawled into her home looking for help.
Inescapable, 1h33
Directed by Ruba Nadda
Genres Thriller, Romance
Actors Alexander Siddig, Marisa Tomei, Joshua Jackson, Oded Fehr
Rating52% 2.6035052.6035052.6035052.6035052.603505
Adib (Alexander Siddig), was an officer in the Syrian military police twenty-five years ago, when he suddenly defected to Canada under suspicious circumstances, abandoning his fiancee Fatima (Marisa Tomei). With his wife, two daughters, and a steady job in Toronto, Adib is confident he's put his past behind him. But when his daughter Muna suddenly disappears in Damascus, his past threatens to violently catch up to him. Adib teams up with a Canadian emissary (Joshua Jackson), Adib evades former colleagues that are pursuing him. Both a mystery drama and a spy thriller, Inescapable is an action-packed thriller driven by a father's selfless dedication to his daughter.
Cairo Time
Cairo Time (2009)
, 1h28
Directed by Ruba Nadda
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Patricia Clarkson, Alexander Siddig, Elena Anaya, Tom McCamus, Amina Annabi
Rating65% 3.2982953.2982953.2982953.2982953.298295
Juliette (Patricia Clarkson) is a Canadian magazine editor who arrives in Cairo for a vacation with her long-time husband (Tom McCamus), a UN official working in Gaza. Delayed, her husband asks his friend—a handsome Egyptian named Tareq (Alexander Siddig)—to watch over Juliette. Juliette finds herself falling in love not only with the city but with Tareq. Their relationship seems to have been platonic.
Sabah
Sabah (2005)

Directed by Ruba Nadda
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Arsinée Khanjian, Shawn Doyle, Aaron Abrams, David Alpay
Rating66% 3.3443953.3443953.3443953.3443953.344395
Sabah is a 40-year-old single immigrant from Syria living in Toronto with her family. She is responsible for her mother's well-being. Since her father's death, her brother Majid has been the family authority figure.

Scriptwriter

October Gale, 1h31
Directed by Ruba Nadda
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Actors Patricia Clarkson, Scott Speedman, Tim Roth, Callum Keith Rennie, Aidan Devine
Roles Writer
Rating52% 2.601292.601292.601292.601292.60129
Helen Matthews (Patricia Clarkson), a widow still grieving the untimely death of her husband, James (Callum Keith Rennie), goes to the cottage they once shared. On her first night there she is awakened by the sound of a gunshot. When she leaves to investigate she finds a trail of blood and upon her return finds a stranger (Scott Speedman) who has been shot in the shoulder and has crawled into her home looking for help.
Inescapable, 1h33
Directed by Ruba Nadda
Genres Thriller, Romance
Actors Alexander Siddig, Marisa Tomei, Joshua Jackson, Oded Fehr
Rating52% 2.6035052.6035052.6035052.6035052.603505
Adib (Alexander Siddig), was an officer in the Syrian military police twenty-five years ago, when he suddenly defected to Canada under suspicious circumstances, abandoning his fiancee Fatima (Marisa Tomei). With his wife, two daughters, and a steady job in Toronto, Adib is confident he's put his past behind him. But when his daughter Muna suddenly disappears in Damascus, his past threatens to violently catch up to him. Adib teams up with a Canadian emissary (Joshua Jackson), Adib evades former colleagues that are pursuing him. Both a mystery drama and a spy thriller, Inescapable is an action-packed thriller driven by a father's selfless dedication to his daughter.
Cairo Time
Cairo Time (2009)
, 1h28
Directed by Ruba Nadda
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Patricia Clarkson, Alexander Siddig, Elena Anaya, Tom McCamus, Amina Annabi
Roles Writer
Rating65% 3.2982953.2982953.2982953.2982953.298295
Juliette (Patricia Clarkson) is a Canadian magazine editor who arrives in Cairo for a vacation with her long-time husband (Tom McCamus), a UN official working in Gaza. Delayed, her husband asks his friend—a handsome Egyptian named Tareq (Alexander Siddig)—to watch over Juliette. Juliette finds herself falling in love not only with the city but with Tareq. Their relationship seems to have been platonic.
Sabah
Sabah (2005)

Directed by Ruba Nadda
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Arsinée Khanjian, Shawn Doyle, Aaron Abrams, David Alpay
Roles Writer
Rating66% 3.3443953.3443953.3443953.3443953.344395
Sabah is a 40-year-old single immigrant from Syria living in Toronto with her family. She is responsible for her mother's well-being. Since her father's death, her brother Majid has been the family authority figure.