The name of the Egyptian director Khaled Youssef has become a trend in the communication sites, after his recent statements following his sudden return to Egypt after he fled abroad for opposing the regime in some matters and Sisi’s intelligence services responded to him at the time by leaking explicit sexual clips of him with artists including Shima Al-Hajj and Mona Farouk.
Khaled Youssef said during his media appearance on the “Al-Hekaya” program with Amr Adib, that his return to Egypt was not based on a deal, “as the Brotherhood said,” he said.
He added that he has not changed and will express his ideas in art, and he will not return to the political work that he was tired of and paid for, he said, and he is currently preparing for two films and a series.
The Egyptian director explained that when he was in opposition, he was opposed to “important issues, including social and economic policies.”
He said: “I may be wrong, and the system may be wrong, and I will remain on my principles, biased towards social justice and freedom, and I will be in the first ranks in the major issues and challenges facing the country.”
Khaled Youssef’s media appearance dealt, in large part, with the issue of his decision to return to Egypt, and the circumstances of his departure from his country in early February 2019.
He said that this decision was governed only by his feeling that “there is a great glimmer of hope for an openness on the public horizon,” and his feeling that “he will be able to live freely now, regardless of the ceiling.”
He revealed contacts that he described as “reassuring” that took place between him and the Egyptian state agencies for a long time.
On the other hand, he stressed that it was not the decisive point in his decision to return, but rather what he mentioned previously, despite receiving many advice from his friends abroad not to return.
Youssef confirmed that he was sure of his return from the beginning of his travel, explaining the reasons for his decision to be absent for a long time, saying: “I did not deny, and no one threatened me. I first traveled on a regular visit to my wife and daughter in Paris.”
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He added: “But when I witnessed the great moral assassination campaign that was waged against me, I found that I could not live in this atmosphere. The size of the slander against me was beyond my ability, and those around me were harmed more than me, so I decided to stay away.”
I did not disgrace and did not break the law
Regarding his fear of “confronting society” after the return, the Egyptian director replied: “I did not disgrace and did not violate the law or morals. Messages over two and a half years. ”
Director Khaled Youssef considered that the experience of alienation benefited him in many things, as he came out with a movie, and was surrounded by many Egyptian and Arab friends, and everything was easy for him, many offers to work for him, and he received a “huge” reception in the countries he travels between, such as France and Britain. , Dubai, and Saudi Arabia, and “the idea of social media made the concept of alienation different… and I did not stop communicating with Egypt throughout that period.”
Khaled Youssef attacked the Muslim Brotherhood without an occasion to compliment the regime: “From one day I became conscious against the Brotherhood, and until I lost consciousness, I am against the Brotherhood. They think that when I disagree with the regime, I can fall into their arms and this cannot happen…, and I told those I met Among them is that even if there was a clash between me and the regime, I cannot say that I made a mistake in my advocacy of June 30, and if catastrophic consequences occurred for the country as a whole, it would not be one in a million of the catastrophic, which Egypt would have remained in if the project continued.”
Director Khaled Youssef revealed his preparations for a historical series about “Andalusia,” and a film revolving around “one of the October War tournaments,” and their words were produced by “United Media Services,” and work on them will begin successively after the completion of his next movie, “Welcome to Paris.”
According to Youssef, the film discusses “the difference between our value system and in the West, socially, morally, and religiously, and it monitors the conditions of Arabs on European soil, their problems, and their suffering with a crisis of identity and belonging.” It revolves around 3 girls who meet for the first time in prison, and try to prove their innocence after the period of pre-trial detention expires.
It will also deal with “the issue of European ISIS, the fate of their children in the detention camps after the defeat of the organization, and the division of French society over the issue of their return.” It will be filmed between Beirut, Saudi Arabia, Paris, and Egypt.
Khaled Youssef with Mona Farouk and Shema El Hajj
The issue of the Egyptian director Khaled Youssef, which caused his absence from Egypt for about two and a half years, goes back to the newspaper “Al-Ahram” that “the security services arrested the artist Shema Al-Hajj and the artist Mona Farouk, after the spread of a pornographic video of them while practicing vice with a famous director.”
The source said, according to “Al-Ahram”, that the initial investigations recorded confessions by one of the arrested artists, that a famous director was the one who asked her to practice homosexuality.
On the same day, February 7, 2019, news spread that director Khaled Youssef “escaped to France,” which he denied in a tweet he posted on his official Twitter account at the time.
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