The Countdown Is On For Friday’s Canadian Premier Of The Lady Of Heaven
This coming Friday April 29th, the global hit The Lady of Heaven film is hitting theaters across Canada.
The film’s trailer has close to 3 million views on YouTube, with over 400 people making reaction videos. After only four days of its release, the trailer had more than 85 thousand likes, and almost 100 thousand comments.
The Lady of Heaven follows the story of Laith (Gabriel Cartade), a young Iraqi boy who loses his mother to war and is then sent to live with a grandmother Bibi (Denise Black). The grandmother narrates the story of Lady Fatima, as the first victim of terrorism, and teaches the boy the power of patience.
Directed by Eli King and produced by Enlightened Kingdom, The Lady of Heaven also received creative input from Oscar® Winner John Stephenson.
The cast also includes Christopher Sciueref, Ray Fearon, Mark Anthony Brighton, Lucas Bond, Albane Courtois, Sami Karim, Matthew Brenher, Yasmin Mwanza, Dimitri Andreas, and Chris Jarman.
The film involved a huge, dedicated team of religious experts and creative team. A collective goal was shared between all teams involved – to tell Lady Fatima’s story with the utmost respect and precision.
For example, religious guidelines of Islam forbid Holy Characters from being created or represented by living human beings. As a result, The Lady of Heaven’s visual effects team worked around this challenge through their use of CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) technology that would show respect for Islamic tradition and follow religious codes.
Writer for the film, Sheikh al-Habib, was responsible for leading the shots and different intricacies of the representation of the religious figures throughout.
This is the first time the story of The Lady Fatima has been shown on the big screen.
The Lady of Heaven’s filmmakers outlined how “There are 250 films on Jesus Christ, 120 films about Moses, 80 about the other Prophets, and 40 films about Buddha, but there are none about the life of Lady Fatima the Daughter of the Prophet Muhammed, until now.”
The filmmakers went on to explain how “The Lady is held dear in the hearts of billions worldwide, but her story has never been shared through film. Her story is a universal one that we can all learn from, teaching us the best response to corruption and power-hungry politicians.” They went on to explain how “She is a powerful and important historical character that many in the world have never been introduced to.”
The film also depicts the historical roots of ISIS, giving viewers a look into this infamous terrorist group’s origins. The Lady of Heaven artfully compares terror groups throughout history, starting with Lady Fatima all the way to the 21st century. With these themes in mind, viewers may be able to walk away from theatres with new insights into modern-day terror groups.
This is a film not to miss. When it was released last year in the US, one family drove five hours to Michigan to see the film. Another fan flew from Toronto to Detroit just to see the epic film.
Viewers can see The Lady of Heaven across Canada in 23 locations, including Cineplex Studios Park Lane in Halifax, NS; Cinéma Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin in Montreal, QC; Cineplex Odeon South Keys Cinemas in Ottawa, ON; Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinemas in Edmonton, AB; Cineplex Cinemas Strawberry Hill in Surrey, BC. French dub versions will be included at all Deluxe theaters and Cineplex locations in Ottawa, Moncton, and St. John’s.