A French director participated in the 37th Fajr International Film Festival (FIFF) said that people working in cultural fields like cinema cannot deal with Donald Trump's racist policies.

Iran Press/Iran news: Anthelme Vidaud in an interview with Iran Press News Agency in the sideline of the closing ceremony of FIFF in Tehran on Thursday night said: "In general, I think that film festivals like Fajr Festival connect and open a window to the culture and aware people of what is happening in the world. Also for foreigners and people like me, it can make learning about what is happening in Iranian cinema in general."

French director evaluated Fajr Film Festival as 'very interesting' and said: "It is a place you can see and meet many people and talk about cinema and I think such platform is very useful in the world."

Vidaud in another part of the interview told Iran Press: "I do not support US President Donald Trump's policies, I think he is a racist. We all heard and saw that he banned Muslims for example from travelling to the US. So for people working in such cultural festivals and for me, I cannot support this kind of situation and policy."

French director, Anthelme Vidaud was one of the directors who participated in the 2019 International Fajr Film Festival.

On Thursday night, 25 April the 37 Fajr International Film Festival in a closing ceremony announced the full lineup of winners at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall with 37 years of celebrating independent, art house, alternate, fiction, documentary and animation films from across the globe.

Iranian and international officials, dignitaries, filmmakers, and guests attended the closing ceremony in Charsou Cineplex on Vahdat Hall.

Established in 1982, the Fajr International Film Festival celebrates cultural exchange, displays creative achievements of highly acclaimed cineastes and pays tribute to local and international films.

International edition of Fajr Film Festival hosts veteran directors and new filmmakers from Iran and across the world every year.


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