'Kiss Me Not' Lands Egyptian Premiere at the Aswan International Women Film Festival

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Published February 20th, 2018 - 06:17 GMT
Kiss Me Not follows a young and ambitious Egyptian director who faces issues while shooting a kissing scene in his new film.
Kiss Me Not follows a young and ambitious Egyptian director who faces issues while shooting a kissing scene in his new film.

Ahead of its release in Egyptian theaters starting February 26, the feature film Kiss Me Not by director Ahmed Amer is going to have its Egyptian premiere at the 2nd Aswan International Women Film Festival (AIWFF) (20-26 February) as the festival's closing film.

This comes after the film's teaser trailer, released by MAD Distribution, received almost half a million views on Facebook. The trailer shows audience reactions to the film during a secret screening showing mixed feelings of tension and hysterical laughter.

The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) within the Arabian Nights programme. Written and directed by Ahmed Amer, Kiss Me Not follows a young and ambitious Egyptian director who faces issues while shooting a kissing scene in his new film with the leading actress who decides to pursue a more religious path. Along with Yasmin Raeis, the film co-stars Mohamed Mahran, Salwa Mohamed Ali and Aida Riad with guest stars actress Sawsan Badr, late director Mohamed Khan and director Khairy Beshara. The film is produced by Middlewest Films, WIKA for Film Production and Distribution and MAD Solutions, and distributed by MAD Distribution.

To follow the film's official Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/KissMeNotOfficial/
 
Ahmed Amer started his filmmaking career as an assistant editor in the US working on documentaries and TV content as well as having made a few appearances as an actor in a number of films in New York. Amer also worked as an Arabic script consultant for the film Looking for Oum Kulthum by director Shirin Nashat. His writing credits include the award-winning films Winter of Discontent (2012) by director Ibrahim El Batout, who co-wrote the film with Amer, and Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim (2016) by Sherif El Bendary. Kiss Me Not is his first feature film after many years as a professional screenwriter.
 
Screening Times of Kiss Me Not at the 2nd Aswan International Women Film Festival (AIWFF) (GMT +2)
 
Monday, 26 February at 07:00 pm at the Ikhnaton Hall, Helnan Cinema.

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