|Ruba Nadda (1972-12-06) 6 December 1972|
|Born||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
|Occupation||film director, screenwriter, cinematographer, producer, & film editor|
Ruba Nadda (born 6 December 1972) is a Canadian film director. 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.
Early life and education
Nadda made her feature film debut with Sabah starring actress Arsinée Khanjian in the title role. The film earned Khanjian a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role at the Genie Awards.
Nadda is set to release her next film October Gale in 2014. The film, a thriller set in Georgian Bay, would reunite her with her Cairo Time star Patricia Clarkson. The film premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.
In September 2014 Nadda announced that she was seven months pregnant.
- 1997: Wet Heat Drifts Through the Afternoon
- 1997: Interstate Love Story
- 1997: Do Nothing
- 1998: The Wind Blows Towards Me Particularly
- 1998: So Far Gone
- 1998: Damascus Nights
- 1999: Slut
- 1999: Laila
- 2000: I Always Come to You
- 2000: Blue Turning Grey Over You
- 2000: Black September
- 2000: I Would Suffer Cold Hands for You
- 2001: Unsettled
- 2004: Aadan
- 2005: Sabah
- 2009: Cairo Time
- 2012: Inescapable
- 2015: October Gale
- 2009: Won Best Canadian Feature Film award at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival for Cairo Time
- 2010: Best Reviewed Romance on Rotten Tomatoes for 2010 for Cairo Time