Hepta: The Last Lecture Wins 6 Awards at the Egyptian Catholic Center Cinema Festival
Director Hadi El Bagoury's film Hepta: The Last Lecture snagged Six awards during the closing ceremony of the 65th Egyptian Catholic Center Cinema Festival, thus gaining a total of 11 awards overall.
The Egyptian Catholic Center Cinema Festival granted Hepta: The Last Lecture awards for Best Film, Best Director (Hadi El Bagoury), Best Music (composer Hesham Nazih), Best Cinematography (Gamal El Boushy), Artistic Creativity Award (Maged El Kedwany), in addition to a Certificate of Appreciation for child actor Abdallah Azmi.
Hepta: The Last Lecture has now won 11 awards, including four awards from Dear Guest Magazine (DG Awards), the Audience Award at the Arabian Sights Film Festival in Washington. The film topped the Egyptian box office with revenues that surpassed 27 million EGP, becoming the highest-grossing romantic film in the history of Egyptian cinema. Moreover, the film took part in five other festivals; Malmo Arab Film Festival (MAFF), Arab Camera Festival in Rotterdam, Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), Mediterranean Film Festival of Annaba (FAFM), and the Arab Cinema Week in New York.
Hepta: The Last Lecture 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.
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 adaptation has been scripted by Wael Hamdy. The film's crew includes Directors of Photography Gamal El Boushy and Leo Carbotta, alongside Production Designer Hend Haidar and Production Manager Mohamed El Hady.