Competing in the Feature Film Competition
Hepta: The Last lecture to Take Part in Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden
Following the massive box office success of Hepta: The Last lecture, director Hadi El Bagoury's film has been selected to conclude the events of the Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden (MAFF).Competing at the FeatureCompetition, ElBagoury will be in attendance, along with HaniOsama, General Manager of TheProducers (the film's production company) and stars Amr Youssef, Yasmine Raeis, and MagedElKedwany. The film will compete in the Feature Film Competition at MAFF (30 September - 5 October).
Standing as a unique platform for the Nordic and Arab film industries, MAFF aims to screen films from different Arab countries for the foreign communities residing in Sweden that include almost 175 nationalities. The festival attracts thousands of filmmakers annually, including directors, actors, producers, and film enthusiasts from around the world.
Hepta: The Last Lecture had topped the Egyptian box office with revenues that surpassed 26 million EGP, becoming the highest-grossing romantic film in the history of Egyptian cinema. The film has also been released in a number of Arab countries including; in UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Jordan and Oman.
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.
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.
The film received a wave of wide acclaim among social media platforms, as several filmmakers, public figures, film stars, and members of the audience expressed their admiration on their Facebook accounts and pages.