Kiss Me Not film - Fragment from film poster (photo: official film page)
CAIRO - 13 July 2018: The Egyptian movie “Balash Tebosny” (Kiss Me Not) was screened at vox cinemas in Dubai on Thursday, July 12 and will continue for one week. The movie was screened for the first time in Egyptian cinemas on February, 28.
The film revolves around a director, Tamer, who struggles to deal with an actress, who refuses to partake in a kissing scene and quits the whole film industry after she decides to wear a veil (hijab). The film stars Yasmine Raies; award-winning directors Khairy Beshara, Sawsan Badr; and honorary cameos from late renowned directors Mohammed Khan and Mohamed Mahan. “Balash Tebosny” is directed by Egyptian-American writer and director Ahmed Amer.
The movie’s first screening was at the Dubai International Film Festival in December, 2017. Raies was a previous winner of the outstanding performance award for her leading role in Mohamed Khan’s “Factory Girl” in the festival’s 2013 edition, which was a milestone in her career.
Raies made her name through films such as “X-Large”, “Wahed Saheh” (The Whole One), “Taraf Talet” (Third Side) and “Al Maslaha” (The Benefit).