Thursday, April 13, 2006

Kiss Me Not on The Eyes

The million dollar question..Will this movie ever be screened in Dubai? That will surely be stretching the OB marker. In any case, it's not a mainstream piece by definition...probably for private screening at some Lebanese clubhouse or just wait for the I have not seen it yet but heard it was excellent. It was directed by Lebanese director Jocelyn Saab. The film explores the sexual awakening of a student of belly dancing and her intellectual affair with a professor. It also touches on issues such as genital mutilation. It caused an uproar when it was first released at the Cairo Film festival last year. I really doubt it will be anything like Basic Instinct I II III or whatever..however, having said that...sometimes..subtlety or innuendo works more effectively in a movie..
I like the provocative title: Kiss Me Not on The Eyes...then where? may I ask?


Blogger junebee said...

Wow, I don't even foresee that hitting the popular theaters of the US. Sounds like a good arthouse movie though.

11:18 PM

Blogger kingfisher said...


Thanks for the heads up on this film. Sounds interesting. Belly dancing is soooo erotic, I love it...

I wish Dubai had an arthouse cinema but that will never happen for reasons that are not even worth bringing up.

Dubai fancies itself as a city with pretensions to a "Film Festival" but for cultural reasons, we're never going to see anything which is too challenging to the cultural balance of a city ruled by the profit, are we?

I'll have lots of good cinema to catch up on when I retire and go home!



6:58 AM

Blogger Ruben said...

The photo alone would make me go see the film.

8:50 PM

Blogger Raheel said...

I like parallel or arthouse cinema. I don't think I will find it here in Pakistan =P

9:56 PM

Blogger San Nakji said...

It sounds very interesting. However I think you will never see this in Dubai...

6:15 AM

Blogger black feline said...

if anyone of u seen it first..drop me a line ok?:) actually an arthouse cinema is not too far fetched...discussed with a couple of's really a viable sense wise too...almost 80% of population here are foreigners..i believe the governing authority can issue an operating license if they want to..

6:38 AM

Blogger Balushi said...

download it from Torrent! its so simply and FREE!

6:26 PM

Blogger kingfisher said...

It isn't the business licence which is the issue, it's censorship my learned friend. The UAE censor wouldn't even allow "Syriana" in uncut, and it was partially filmed here... how's that for cultural dissonance? Keep your investment money somewhere safer.

12:23 PM

Blogger black feline said...

Agent KF,

I do not dispute your just a dreamer...give the sucker here some leeway to dream ok? lol

3:51 PM

Blogger Ghassan said...

balash teboosne fe 3enayya? (abdul wahhab)

9:49 PM

Blogger black feline said...


welcome to my blog...hmmmmmmmmm...but do us a least your fellow feline here..Im trying to figure out what u are trying to tell me...hopefully it's not some expletive

7:01 AM

Blogger Ghassan said...

it's a song by Abdul-wahhab (don't kiss me in the eyes).

4:08 PM

Blogger black feline said...

I see...that's interesting..thank u:)

6:02 PM

Blogger Crystal said...

Censorship is so soul-numbing.

7:04 PM

Blogger Cosmic girl said...

'Kiss me not on the eyes' was screened in Dubai at last year's Dubai film festival without the blade of censorship. Having said that, no film screened at the festival was censored. If you're into Art house, that's the only time where you can feast your eyes and mind to such genre. AND.. another note is this, it is very costly to set up a cinema let alone an arthouse.. I am trying to set it myself but the capital required is huge and it's not easy finding investors... I'm a movie buff and strongly believe that Dubai needs an arthouse..

2:16 PM

Blogger black feline said...


thanks for the infor...that's great! perhaps there's a loophole to get around the whole red blue or yellow u could seek those fund angels from Europe...

2:22 PM


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