Egyptian-Tunisian actress Hend Sabry and Egyptian producer Mohamed Hefzy were named last week as Officer and Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government.
The Order of Arts and Letters recognises eminent artists and writers, as well as people who have contributed significantly to furthering the arts in France and worldwide.
French Ambassador to Cairo Stéphane Romatet presented Sabry and Hefzy with the awards at a ceremony that took place in Cairo, last Wednesday.
Sabry shared the moment on Twitter and wrote, “Proud to receive the French Order of Arts and Letters from the level of Chevalier to Officer, which I had received in 2014. Thank you to the French Government and to His Excellency Ambassador Stéphane Romatet.”
She added, “To my family, my fans and friends, I promise to continue to make you happy. Congratulations to my colleague and friend Mohamed Hefzy”
Meanwhile, Hefzy wrote “Proud day for a new Chevalier. Congrats also to Hend Sabry, very well deserved.”
Sabry who is a UN Goodwill Ambassador for the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP), has a career that spans over two decades. Time and again, the acclaimed actress has proven to be one of the Arab world’s most iconic actresses, with a number of successful films and shows under her belt.
Hefzy, meanwhile, is an award-winning producer credited with over 30 feature films in Egypt, the Arab world, the US and the UK.
He is one of the leading names in his field, and his films have been screened at international festivals such as Cannes, Venice, Sundance, Toronto and more