Kiss Me Not (Balash Tbousny)

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Sat, Sep 29, 2018 7:30 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$12.00
Members:$10.00
Student (Box Office Only):$10.00
Senior (Box Office Only):$10.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:MN Premiere
Program:Twin Cities Arab Film Festival
Tags:Comedy
Release Year:2018
Runtime:100 min
Festivals & Awards:Shanghai International Film Festival
China
Miami International Film Festival
US
Dubai International Film Festival
UAE
Country/Region:Egypt
Language:Arabic
English Subtitles
Print Source:MAD Solutions
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7UNei_yGHk
Cast/Crew
Director:Ahmed Amer
Co-Director:Mohamed Khan
Khairy Beshara
Producer:Wael Omar
Cinematographer:Houssam Shahine
Screenwriter:Ahmed Amer
Editor:Emad Maher
Composer:Omar Fadel
Principal Cast:Yasmin Raeis
Mohamed Mahran
Salwa Mohamed Ali
Aida Riad
Sawsan Badr

Description

Fajr (Yasmin Raeis) is a famous actress in Egypt playing the lead role in a young director’s feature debut. But after shooting most of the film, she refuses to participate in a kissing scene, and the filmmakers scramble to find a solution or face changing the entire film. While this fiasco ensues, one of the crew members begins filming a documentary about the history of kissing in Egyptian cinema, a project that incorporates archival footage from classic films and interviews with renowned Egyptian directors Mohamed Khan and Khairy Beshara. While the documentary temporarily distracts the filmmakers from the problem at hand, the situation with Fajr becomes more complicated than they could have imagined. This comedic mockumentary tackles tradition through an interrogation of Egypt’s present society and its filmmaking past.


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TWIN CITIES ARAB FILM FESTIVAL

Mizna presents the thirteenth Twin Cities Arab Film Festival in partnership with the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul. The Arab Film Fest showcases modern Arab cinema, featuring debut screenings of independent narrative, documentary, and experimental features and shorts.