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16 Ratings

Kiss Me Not On the Eyes


Directed by Jocelyn Saab
Egypt, Lebanon, 2005


Dunia wants to become a professional dancer. She attends an audition for an oriental dance contest where she recites Arabian poetry without any body movement. She explains to the perplexed jury that a woman can’t move her body or evoke act of love when society asks women to hide their femininity.

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Kiss Me Not On the Eyes Directed by Jocelyn Saab

Awards & Festivals

Sundance Film Festival

2006 | Winner: Grand Jury Prize (In Competition)

Fribourg International Film Festival

2006 | 2 wins including: Audience Award

Cairo International Film Festival

2005 | Honorable Mention: Honorable Award (Special Award)

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