Magazine article Screen International

MAD Unveils Ten Arab Releases

Magazine article Screen International

MAD Unveils Ten Arab Releases

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Cairo-based distributor will release the films across the region over the next year.

Cairo-based distributor MAD Solutions has unveiled a slate of ten Arab features that it will release across the region over the next year.

All ten titles will receive a multi-territory release, with the territories determined by what is appropriate for each film. "These are specialist films so the idea is to give them a wide geographic release, rather than wide in terms of the number of screens," said MAD co-founder Alaa Karkouti.

Following the August release of Hany Abu Assad's Omar in eight Arab territories, MAD will distribute an as-yet-untitled Arabic-language horror in August and Ahmed Amer mocumentary Kiss Me Not in October.

Produced by Middle West Films, Kiss Me Not revolves around an Egyptian director who is facing issues with his kissing scenes. …

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