An award-winning director says that Iranians dislike US President Donald Trump over remarks he made at the recent UN General Assembly.
Iranian director Mohsen Qarai was quoted in response to Trump’s address at the United Nations General Assembly on September 19, in which Trump claimed to side with the Iranian people against the Iranian government.
“He doesn’t know we don’t like him,” Qarai said at the closing ceremony of the 22nd Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) in South Korea on Saturday.
The Iranian director’s film ‘Blockage’ shared the best film award with South Korean Kim Uiseok’s feature ‘After My Death’ in the New Currents category at the Busan International Film Festival.
US director Oliver Stone headed the jury in the New Currents competition, which highlights first and second features by filmmakers from Asia.
‘Blockage’ chronicles the devastating chaos that occurs to a ferocious, contemptible man who works as a street vendor control officer.
Launched in 1996 as the first international film festival in Korea, BIFF introduces new films and first-time directors, especially those from Asian countries.
The 22nd edition of BIFF was slated for October 12-21 in the South Korean city of Busan.