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An experimental reinterpretation of Andy Warhol’s 1963 silent short film of the same name, 'Kiss' recontextualizes his protest against the Hays Code’s time restriction of onscreen kissing as an impassioned indictment of laws that prohibit and punish homosexuality in certain countries. Featuring a cast of performers hailing from countries where these laws exist (including Iran and Tanzania) transforming an expression of love and desire into a political protest, 'Kiss' artfully challenges and resists the sanctioned condemnation and persecution LGBTQ persons confront.

Written, Directed, Produced by Mark Pariselli
Produced by Daniel McIntyre
Starring: El-Farouk Khaki, Troy Jackson, Samira Mohyeddin, Samantha Gillings, Adam Moco, Marvin Lisan
Cinematography by Conor Fisher
Colourist: Conor Fisher
Cinematography and Editing by Daniel McIntyre


  • Retrospective of Short Works, Never Apart, Montreal (October 2016)           
  • Retrospective of Short Works, The Short Films of Mark Pariselli 2010 – 2015, AltFest – New York, Anthology Film Archives, New York City (June 2016)
  • Retrospective of Short Works, Prismatic Intersection: Humber College’s LGBT Awareness Week (March 2016)                                                                                      
  • AKS Film + Dialogue Festival – Lahore, Pakistan (December 2014)                    
  • Vinokino – Finland LGBT Film Festival (October 2013)                                       
  • Canadian Media Guild 2013 Toronto Pride Week LGBT Short Film Festival (June 2013)               
  • BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (March 2013)
  • Rainbow Reels Queer Film Festival (March 2013)                                                     
  • Reelout – Kingston Queer Film + Video Festival (February 2013)                               
  • MIX NYC – New York Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film/Video Festival (November 2012)
  • Retrospective of Short Works, ‘Divergent Desires:  The Short Films of Mark Pariselli,’ Videofag Artspace, Toronto (November 2012)                                                                                                           
  •  MIX Copenhagen – Copenhagen LGBT Film Festival (October 2012)                                        
  • Retrospective of Short Works, Sicilia Queer Film Festival (June 2012)
  • Schwule Filmwoche Freiburg – Freiburg International Gay Film Festival (May 2012)                       
  • Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film and Video Festival (May 2012)
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