release date November 12 2017
World Premiere of Kiss Me Not at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF)
The feature film Kiss Me Not (Balash Tebosni) by director Ahmed Amer is going to have its world premiere at the 14th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), within the Arabian Nights programme (December 6-13). The film is produced by Middlewest Films, WIKA for Film Production and Distribution and MAD Solutions, and distributed by MAD Distribution.

The three production companies have released the official poster of the film, which features its lead actress Yasmin Raeis. The poster design has a classic style that imitates old commercial hand painted film posters on the facades of movie theaters.

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 and Salwa Mohamed Ali with guest stars actress Sawsan Badr, late director Mohamed Khan and director Khairy Beshara. Kiss Me Not iswritten and directed by Ahmed Amer.

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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 making 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 Umm 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.