Ruba Nadda at Canadian Film Centre 25th Anniversary Celebration in Los Angeles, 20 March 2013
6 December 1972 |
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Occupation||film director, screenwriter, cinematographer, producer, & film editor|
|Spouse(s)||Greg Dinsmore 1994 – present|
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.
Directing career 
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.
- 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
- 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
- Mark Olsen (8 August 2010). "Indie Focus: Ruba Nadda's 'Cairo Time'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
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