Continuing Its International Tour the World over
Al Daif Hits Lebanese Theatres Starting October 3
Following its release in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, the Netherlands and Estonia, Al Daif by director Hadi Elbagoury has been released in Lebanon since October 3. The film is screening at Cinemacity in Beirut Souks and City Mall Dora, Empire Cinema in The Spot Choueifat and The Spot Nabatiyeh, Grand Cinema in Verdun, Galaxy and Saida.
Produced by iProductions, Al Daif has achieved stunning success since its release at Egyptian theatres earlier this year in January. It also received wide critical acclaim by many critics and took part in many international festivals and film events, including: the Arab Film Festival, Rotterdam and competed in the Official Competition of the Festival International du Cin√©ma M√©diterran√©en de T√©touan. Additionally, it released at theatres in Jordan last April, before screening at the Manarat Festival du Cin√©ma M√©diterran√©en in Tunisia. Most recently, Egyptian actress Jamila Awad received the Best African-Asian Actress Award for her role in Al Daif at the New Vision International Film Festival in the Netherlands.
Al Daif world premiered at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in Estonia, where it had a full-house screening and received huge audience acclaim, marking the sole Egyptian and African film in the official competition of the festival and the first ever Egyptian feature film to get officially selected for the festival. The Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival is one of the A-rated film festivals along with 14 other festivals around the world. The festival screens over 250 features, as well as 300 short and animated films annually throughout its different programs.
Al Daif tells the story of a young man who visits a family during dinner before everything changes taking an unexpected turn of events. The film stars Khaled El Sawy, Ahmed Malek, Shereen Reda and Jamila Awad, alongside guest stars Maged El Kedwany, Mohamed Mamdouh, Arfa Abdel Raoul and Mahmoud Al Lithy.
Al Daif marks the second collaboration between writer Ibrahim Eissa and iProductions after Mawlana. It is also the company's second time to work with Director Hadi Elbagoury after Hepta: The Last Lecture that is the highest-grossing romantic film in the history of Egyptian cinema with revenues of more than EGP 27 million. The film also brings together Eissa and Elbagoury for the first time ever.