Busan festival winner says Iranians dislike Trump 

October 22, 2017

TEHRAN – Iranian director Mohsen Qarai, whose debut feature “Blockage” won an award at the 22nd Busan International Film Festival in South Korea on Saturday, said that Iranians dislike U.S. President Donald Trump.

He made the remarks 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 after accepting his award during the closing ceremony of the event in the South Korean city.

“Blockage” and “After My Death” by Kim Uiseok from South Korea shared the best film award in the New Currents category at the Busan International Film Festival.

U.S. director Oliver Stone presided over the jury in the New Currents competition, which highlights first and second features by filmmakers from Asia.

Photo: Iranian director Mohsen Qarai in an undated photo

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