Mohamad El-Hadidi is an Egyptian director, producer and cinematographer. He is also co-founder of "Rufy's Films", an independent production house based in Alexandria. Born in 1986, he studied independent filmmaking in the Jesuit Cultural Center workshop in Alexandria in 2009/2010. He started working as a cameraman and assistant director in the feature film "Hawi" by Ibrahim El Batout in 2010. As a cinematographer, he received many awards such as the European Union Award in 2011 and the Grand Prix Photo Marathon of Egypt in 2012.In 2013, he directed the short film "Alban Wady ElNeel" which won many awards such as the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Plaza Scholarship for Short Films in 2012, the best short film in the 9th Image Festival of 2013 and the award for the best short film in the 18th Egyptian National Film Festival in 2014. In 2013, he also co-directed, co-produced and co-directed the collaborative feature film "The Mice Room" with 5 other filmmakers.Since then he has worked as a producer and cinematographer in many short and feature films. Since then he has worked as a producer and director of photography on many short and feature films, which have been screened all over the world in prestigious festivals such as Berlinale, IDFA, Tampere, Dubai and AFI Fest. Currently, he is working on a feature film project "The Last Night".

La dernière nuit

In a world between dream and waking life, Reem and Osama, a troubled young couple in their thirties are running through a bucket list of things to do on their last night together. In their quest to overcome depression in post-revolutionary Egypt, the loving couple is convinced that what is best for them is to commit suicide. However, as they walk through the empty streets of Alexandria, Reem begins to have doubts, but Osama cannot accept the fact that she is no longer dying. Her shocking reaction causes him to question her intentions and their relationship as well as the idea of love in general. As the conversation between the two escalates, the conflict becomes physical.


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