release date May 01 2018
Two MAD Films to Screen at Metropolis Cinema in Lebanon
MAD Solutions has partnered with Metropolis Cinema in Lebanon to screen two films from its distribution list in the program titled "From Egypt with Love: four recent feature films from #Egypt", which will begin on May 2nd, and they are Kiss Me Not by director Ahmed Amer and Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim by Sherif El Bandary. The program also includes Zahret Al Sabar by Hala Elkoussy and Experimental Summer by Mahmoud Lotfy.

About Kiss Me Not

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.
The film landed its world premiere at the 14th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) as part of the Arabian Nights programme, in addition to receiving a Special Mention at the 1st Jounieh International Film Festival. 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. The film is written and directed by Ahmed Amer and produced by Middlewest Films, WIKA for Film Production and Distribution and MAD Solutions.

About Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim

The film follows a strange love story of a young man living in a rough neighborhood. He travels across Egypt on the recommendation of a psychic along with Ibrahim who is almost driven mad by the voices he hears in his head. Their journey turns into a voyage of friendship and self-discovery.

Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim's world premiere was held at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), where it competed within the Muhr Feature competition and its lead actor Ali Sobhi received the Best Actor Award for his role in the film. The film won the Best Feature Film award at the 7th Malmö Arab Film Festival in Sweden and received three awards during its participation in the Final Cut Workshop at the Venice International Film Festival.

The film stars Ali Sobhi, Ahmed Magdy, Salwa Mohamed Aly and Nahed El Sebai. Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim is written by Ahmed Amer, based on Ibrahim El Batout's story, directed by Sherif El Bendaryand produced by Mohamed Hefzy's Film Clinic, Transit Films of Hossam Elouan,and the French film production company Arizona Productions led by Guillaume de Seille, along with Daniel Ziskind as Associate Producer. The film's distribution in the Arab world is handled by MAD Solutions.

Screening Times of the Films at Metropolis Cinema (GMT+3)

Kiss Me Not | Wednesday, May 2nd | 8:00 PM
Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim | Wednesday, May 16th | 8:00 PM