Expected To Reach 20 Million EGP by this Weekend
Hepta: The Last Lecture Hits 17 Million EGP in Only Two Weeks
Two weeks following its release in Egyptian cinemas, director Hadi El Bagoury's film Hepta: The Last Lecture broke the Egyptian box office records exceeding the 17 million EGP in tickets sales. Expected to reach 20 million EGP by this weekend, the film continues its success with a skyrocketing audience acclaim.
Hepta: The Last Lecture received a wave of wide acclaim among social media platforms, as several filmmakers, public figures and film stars expressed their admiration on their Facebook accounts and pages. Since its release, theatres raised the "full house" sign, which led to the expansion of the film screening to other additional screening halls. As a result, there were nine additional screening venues added to the list of theatres in Cairo and further Egyptian governorates.
On the other hand, the film's theme song Hekaya Wahda (One Story), by Donia Samir Ghanem, reached nearly 8 million views within two week following its release on YouTube.
Hepta: The Last Lecture's screen play is based on Mohamed Sadek's best-selling book, which portrays the seven stages of love through four paralleled stories. Mohamed Sadek's novel topped the charts in Egypt and throughout the Arab world for several weeks, and sold 36 editions since its release in 2014.
The film cast list includes: Amr Youssef, Maged El Kedwany, Ahmed Malek, Ahmed Dawood, Dina El Sherbiny, Yasmine Raeis, Jamila Awad, Hany Adel, Ahmed Bedeir, together with Salwa Mohamed Aly, Kinda Alloush, Anoushka, Mohamed Farrag, and Nelly Karim, along with Shereen Reda and the two kids, Abdallah Azmi and Lina Ben Haman.
The film is a joint production between Hani Osama's The Producers, Mohamed Hefzy's Film Clinic and Amgad Sabry's iProductions. The cinematic adaption of the film is scripted by Wael Hamdy. The film's crew includes Directors of Photography Gamal El Boushy and Leo Carbotta, a long side Production Designer Hend Haidar and Production Manager Mohamed El Hady.