The world premiere of the feature film Kiss Me Not (Balash Tebosni), written and directed by Ahmed Amer, will be screened within the Arabian Nights programme at the 14th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) in December, the film's distributor MAD Solutions announced.
Kiss Me Not follows a young and ambitious Egyptian director who faces challenges while shooting a kissing scene in his new film because the lead actress, Fajr, decides to pursue a more religious personal path.
The film stars Yasmin Raeis, Mohamed Mahran, and Salwa Mohamed Ali with guest stars actress Sawsan Badr, late director Mohamed Khan, and director Khairy Beshara.
The 14th edition of the DIFF, which is one of the most prestigious film festivals in the Arab world, is scheduled to be held between 6 and 13 December.
The festival will be held at at Madinat Jumeirah with select screenings extending to other venues across the city.
Organisers announced that this year's event will include over "120 exciting, original and compelling films from the Arab world and beyond, introducing audiences to fresh new talent and original and distinctive filmmaking."
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