Fajr-applauded movie ‘When the Moon was Full’ is to vie at the 2nd edition of the International Political Film Festival of Carcassonne in France.
The main competition section of the French film festival will host Narges Abyar’s award-winning movie.
‘When the Moon was Full’ will be in contention with 6 other feature films from around the globe.
The flick will have its third international premiere at the International Film Festival of Carcassonne as it was previously screened at the 24th Busan Int’l Film Festival in South Korea as well as the 23rd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival where it succeeded to grab the Audience Award of the event.
The big winner of the 37th Fajr Film Festival ‘Night of the Full Moon’ recounts a true love story of Abdul-Hamid Rigi, a member of the Jundallah terrorist group.
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).
Elnaz Shakerdoust, Houtan Shakiba, Fereshteh Sadr-Orafaee and Shabnam Moqaddami are among the cast of the film.
The International Political Film Festival (FIFP) is a film festival for the general public and schools.
This festival will highlight the works, French and foreign, of fiction and political documentaries of cinema and television. The festival will bring 5 days of screenings, passion, exchanges and meetings.
The second edition of the event will be held from 10 to 14 December, 2019.