Kiss Me Not to be Released in Egyptian Theaters
After weeks of controversy over social media sites, MAD Distribution will release Kiss Me Not by Ahmed Amer, starring Yasmin Raeis, in theaters in Cairo, Alexandria and the governorates starting Wednesday, 28th of February.
The film has sparked controversy through its official social media pages, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, through two trailers that have gained about two million views. What struck the audiences most was the bold subject of the film, in addition to the guest appearance by the late director Mohammed Khan as himself within the events of the film.
Written 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 Fajr 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 latter salient film directors appear in the film as themselves. Kiss Me Not is produced by Middlewest Films, WIKA for Film Production and Distribution and MAD Solutions, and distributed by MAD Distribution.
Follow the film's official Facebook page here: 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.
Kiss Me Not is going to be released in Egyptian theaters by MAD Distribution. Please review the screening times with the following movie theaters: Greater Cairo|City Stars Mall, Tiba Mall in Nasr City, Americana Plaza in Sheikh Zayed, Nile City in Corniche El Nile, Galaxy in El Manyal, Family Cinema in Maadi, Galaxy Mall of Arabia, Vox Mallof Egypt, and Dandy Mall in 6th of October, Sun City in Heliopolis, Hilton Ramses, Downtown, Karim and Zawya in Downtown, Point90, CairoFestival, Porto Cairo and MirageMall in New Cairo, Golf City in El Obbour | Governorates | CinePlex Green Plaza, VOX City Center, Metro, and San StefanoMall in Alexandria, Renaissance in Suez, the Cultural Center in Port Said, and El Masreya Plaza in Zagazig.