Kiss Me Not - Fragment from film poster
CAIRO – 10 February 2018: The Egyptian movie “Balash Tebosny” (Kiss Me Not) will screen 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).