Receiving Incredible Acclaim from the Critics and Audience
Hepta: The Last Lecture Reaches 10 Million EGP in Only 1 Week
Within only one week following its release in Egyptian cinemas, director Hadi El Bagoury's film Hepta: The Last Lecture has succeeded to top the Egyptian box office with nearly 1 million EGP in tickets sales.
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 on Wednesday the 20th of April, 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 5 million views within one 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 The Producers, which is co-founded by Hani Osama and Hadi El Bagoury, Film Clinic of Mohamed Hefzy and iProductions of Amgad Sabry. 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.