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‘When the Moon was Full’ on its way to US, Canada

Award-winning Iranian film ‘When the Moon was Full’ is to be premiered in the US and Canada.

The Synergetic Distribution has purchased the Iranian film ‘When the Moon was Full’ for screening in the US and Canada.

The company has been distributing feature films, documentaries and TV series in international markets.

This is the first time that the US company purchases an Iranian film.

‘When the Moon was Full’ is selected to be premiered in North America.

Directed by Narges Abyar, The movie narrates the true love story of Abdul-Hamid Rigi, a member of the Jundallah terrorist group.

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.

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

It’s worth mentioning that Atlantic Media Company has also purchased the film for premiering in Turkey.

Iranian Independent Films Company is responsible for the international distribution of Abyar’s film.

Read more:

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

PR/MG

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