CAIRO – 4 July 2017: Actor Youssef el-Sherif gave a number of statements about his latest Ramadan TV series Kafr Delhab (Delhab Village, or The Devil's Village) in the first press conference about the show at a Cairo hotel on Saturday. Sherif attended with his wife Engy Alaa, who worked as the series' stylist.
“We postponed the press conference till after Ramadan because we did not want to reveal what will happen in the episodes, especially the unexpected ending, for the audience,” said Sherif.
He told media that he was attracted to the idea of how a devil can exercise control over human desire and how humans can protect themselves against a supernatural force. This theme also appeared indirectly in his 2015 series Leabat Iblis (Iblis' Game, or The Devil's Game). He also mentioned that he does not regret posting any of his tweets and will continue to publish his thoughts on Twitter.
“Kafr Delhab doesn’t relate to a specific time or place, it is pure fantasy," continued Sherif at the press conference. Regarding the infamous scene of his character's execution, he revealed that it was the hardest scene for him to portray and he was genuinely afraid when they covered his face and tied his neck during filming. He also confirmed that the series does not reflect any political agenda.
Sherif stated that his target is not to be praised by critics because he considers every viewer as a critic. And finally said that he did not interfere in the work of the stylist who really worked hard for the series, regardless of her being his wife.
Kafr Delhab was aired this Ramadan month; the TV series revolves around a haunted village with a dark secret where a series of horrendous events begins to unfold. It stars Youssef El Sherif, Rojina and Abdelrahim Hassan, and was written by Amr Samir Atef and directed by Ahmed Nader Galal.