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Iranian ‘When the Moon was Full’ to go on screen in the US

Iranian movie ‘When the Moon was Full’ is to go on screen at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston in the US.

Directed by Narges Abyar, the movie ‘When the Moon was Full’ has been selected to go on screen at the Boston Festival of Films from Iran in the US.

The movie narrates 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.

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

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).

It also grabbed the Best Actress award for Shakerdoust, the Best Student Jury Film Award and the Grand Prize of the 2nd International Political Film Festival of Carcassonne in France.

Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Boston, was founded in 1870 and has been a place for different nations to meet and exchange their experiences.

Every year, the MFA in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, organizes an annual festival offering Iranian films with different perspectives.

The 2020 edition of the event is slated for January 16-26.

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