Sommarscen (Summer stage) has become a tradition for Malmo Arab Film Festival and on August 4, 2018, it is time again! This time at Bulltofta Motioncenter in Malmö.

Malmo Arab Film Festival – MAFF is proud to present Ahmed Amer’s feature film Kiss Me Not.
In film tracks the rise and fall of the kiss in Egyptian cinema in a comedy that blurs the line between documentary and fiction. The film follows Fajr, a famous female sex symbol and the leading actress in the feature film directorial debut of a young director. She refuses to shoot a kissing scene in the film, which drives the director crazy and annoys the producer. They all try to reach a middle-ground to get out of this quandary and complete the film.

Director : Ahmed Amer
Producer : Middlewest Films – WIKA for Film Production and Distribution – MAD Solutions
Scriptwriter : Ahmed Amer
DOP : Houssam Shahine
Editor : Emad Maher
Cast : Yasmin Raeis, Mohamed Mahran, Salwa Mohamed Ali
Guest Stars: Mohamed Khan, Khairy Beshara, Kamal Abdel Aziz, Sawsan Badr, Aida Riad, Ahmed Magdy

Carisma Band

As a warm up to the evenings showing of the Egyptian movie “Kiss me Not”, Charisma Band will perform a music and dance show. Just small bites of different parts of Egypt! Carisma Band was founded in 2007, in Malmö, by the Syrian Mohammad Alokar. Mohammad had a strong desire to spread Palestinian culture, dance and music in Sweden. He gathered his friends from school to play music and dance dabke. Soon the group was made and the repertoar was widened to shine light on different parts of the Oriental cultures. Carisma Band is now an established act that is appreciated for both the synced music but also the entrancing dance and the colourful garments.
When: Saturday, August 4 2018

Carisma band: 21.00
Film: 22.00
Where: Bulltofta Motionscenter, Malmo


 Director Ahmed Amer

Born and raised in Cairo, Ahmed Amer worked as a corporate banker for six years before he started his filmmaking career. Amer spent a few years as an assistant editor in the US working on documentaries and TV content as well as having made a few appearances as an actor in a number of films in New York. He 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 Ibrahim El Batout 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.