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Estonia awards ‘When the Moon was Full’

‘When the Moon was Full’ has grabbed award at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.

‘When the Moon was Full’ has grabbed award at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.

Directed by Narges Abyar, the film won the Audience Award at the 23rd edition of the Estonian festival.

The film 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.

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

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival is one of the biggest film festivals in Northern Europe hosting filmmakers and also journalists from around the world. The festival screens around 250 features and more than 300 shorts and animations each year.

The 23rd edition of POFF started on November 15 and is underway until October 02, 2019.

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