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South Korean filmfest to screen ‘When the Moon was Full’

South Korea’s Busan Int’l Film Festival is to host Iran’s ‘When the Moon was Full’.

Iranian feature ‘When the Moon was Full’ has been scheduled to go on screen at the 24th edition of the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea.

Directed by Narges Abyar, the film will go on screen at a section titled A Window on Asian Cinema, dedicated to Asian filmmakers.

Elnaz Shakerdoust, Houtan Shakiba, Fereshteh Sadr-Orafaee and Shabnam Moqaddami are among the cast of the film.

‘When the Moon was Full’ is about Abdul-Hamid Rigi, the younger brother of Abdul-Malik Rigi who was a notorious terrorist and former leader of the Jundallah terrorist group in southeastern Iran.

Hamid Rigi marries Faezeh Mansouri, a woman from Tehran. Faezeh is forced to leave her homeland along with her brother, Shahab, to live in Pakistan where they find themselves involved in the Jundallah rebel activities.

The Rigi brothers were arrested by Iranian security forces and were executed in 2010.

The movie was nominated in 13 categories at the 37th Fajr Film Festival and garnered six main Awards of the event, including Best Director, Best Film, Best Leading Actor (Shakiba), Best Leading Actress (Shakerdoust), Best Supporting Actress (Sadr-Orafaee), and Best Makeup (Iman Omidvari).

Founded in 1996, the Busan International Film Festival is one of the most significant film festivals in Asia.

The 24th Busan International Film Festival is slated for October 3-12, 2019.

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