Kiss Me Not on the Eyes
The graceful curve of a woman's neck. The seductive jangle of bent gold bracelets sliding onto an arm. Welcome to the world of Dunia, a student of poetry and belly dancing, whose artistic expression is inhibited because she cannot experience desire. Mentored by the ardent public intellectual Dr. Beshir (played by Egyptian superstar singer Mohammad Mounir), Dunia begins an all-consuming search for ecstasy in poetry, dance, and music taking us into the world of women in a society that both fetishizes and oppresses female sexuality.
The story unfolds in Egypt, the moment "The Thousand and one Night" are prohibited for accusations of pornography. The film references poetry, dance and music that are at the root of the Arab nation, and that precedes its states.
- Year: 2005
- Country: Egypt
- Genre: Drama
- Runtime: 110 min.
- Director: Jocelyn Saab
- Actors: Hanan Turk, Mohamed Mounir, Fathy Abdel Wahab
- Dialogs: Arabic
- Subtitles: Lithuanian, English