release date February 20 2018
Almost 1,5 Million Views for the Trailer of Kiss Me Not on Social Media Platforms
The official and teaser trailers of the feature film Kiss Me Not achieved almost 1,5 million views on social media platforms. The trailers were released by MAD Solutions on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, preparing to the film’s commercial release in Egyptian theatres starting February 28. Kiss Me Not is directed by Ahmed Amer and stars Yasmin Raeis.

The official trailer offers a sneak peak of what the audience will watch in the film, a star (Yasmin Raeis) who refuses to shoot a kissing scene amid different opinions on this matter between the film’s director, producer, cast and other famous filmmaking figures including the salient director Khairy Bishara and the late director Mohammed Khan.

The teaser trailer begins with the audience entering a place to watch something that they do not know. After moments of anticipation and conservative reactions from the audience, they begin to burst into laughter while watching the film and its scenes featuring Yasmin Raeis, the protagonist 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.

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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.