CHLOTRUDIS co-presents ‘CAIRO TIME’ starring Patricia Clarkson, & ‘I AM LOVE with Tilda Swinton at INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL OF BOSTON

The Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film is pleased to join with the INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL OF BOSTON (IFFBoston) once again to co-present two films as part of the festival’s 8th year. I AM LOVE will play on Saturday April 24th, while CAIRO TIME will screen on April 26th. Both films boast outstanding performances by their respective leading ladies and were among members’ favorites at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

I Am LoveI AM LOVE, directed by Luca Guadagnino, is a throwback melodrama starring Tilda Swinton as Emma, the matriarch of a Milan clan, wealthy thanks to the generations-old family textile business. Busy with raising children and throwing parties, Emma’s seeming contentment shatters as she is introduced to new ideas and people through her children, leading to life and world-changing realizations and events. I AM LOVE will be shown at 7:30pm at the Somerville Theatre, in the heart of Davis Square, on Saturday April 24th.

Cairo TimeStarring Patricia Clarkson, CAIRO TIME is a romantic drama about a brief, unexpected love affair that catches two people completely off-guard. Clarkson’s Juliette, finds herself alone in Cairo, waiting on her husband who is too busy to tour the city. His friend Tareq is dispatched to escort Juliette around in the meanwhile. Written and directed by Ruba Nadda, CAIRO TIME will screen at the Somerville Theatre, at 7pm on Monday April 26th.

Both films impressed Chlotrudis members last year in Toronto, and boast leading performances by talented actresses much beloved by the organization. Swinton last tore up the big screen in the bizarre yet compelling JULIA, while Clarkson had a relatively light 2009 appearing hilariously in Woody Allen's WHATEVER WORKS. In I AM LOVE, Swinton also follows the example of Kristin Scott Thomas and her Chlotrudis Award-winning turn in I'VE LOVED YOU SO LONG; her role is performed entirely in the Italian language.

Celebrating its 8th year, the IFFBoston is now the largest film festival in New England, bringing a far-reaching and varied roster of independent films and filmmakers together each spring to showcase the best to an ever-growing, appreciative Boston audience. Check the IFFBoston website at for more information on these and all other film and film events that will be part of this year’s festival.

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