Kiss Me Not Wins the Best Editing Award at the Egyptian Cinema Film Association Festival
Director Ahmed Amer's feature film Kiss Me Not has won the Best Editing Award, granted to Editor Emad Maher, at the 45th edition of the Egyptian Cinema Film Association Festival. The film was selected as one of the top eight films in the Association's poll from among 36 films that were screened last year.
Most recently, the film took part in the Arab Film Festival Zurich and Palestine Cinema Days. Kiss Me Not was commercially released in Tunisian theatres for six consecutive weeks due to high audience demand, in addition to its release at Cin√©math√®que de Tanger in Morocco and VOX Cinemas at the Mall of the Emirates for two weeks. It was previously released at Metropolis Cinema in Lebanon after its release in Egyptian theaters in 26 screens, achieving wide critical acclaim. In August, the film screened at Malm√∂, Sweden as part of the summer screenings organized by the Malm√∂ Arab Film Festival (MAFF).
Kiss Me Not landed its world premiere at the 14th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) within the Arabian Nights programme. The film took part in the Festival des Cin√©mas Arabes √† Paris in France, and Shanghai International Film Festival in China, and Miami Film Festival in USA, in addition to receiving a Special Mention at the 1st Jounieh International Film Festival in Lebanon. Kiss Me Not also screened at the Aswan International Women Film Festival (AIWFF) in Egypt and Tripoli Film Festival in Lebanon.
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.
Kiss Me Not stars Yasmin Raeis, Mohamed Mahran, Salwa Mohamed Ali and Aida Riad with guest stars actress Sawsan Badr, late director Mohamed Khan and director Khairy Beshara as themselves. The film is produced by Middlewest Films, WIKA for Film Production and Distribution and MAD Solutions, and distributed by MAD Distribution.