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‘When the Moon was Full’ among Iranian lineup at Sao Paulo Film Festival

'When the Moon was Full’ is to be screened at the 2020 Sao Paulo Film Festival (SPFF) in Brazil.

Iranian Fajr Film Festival’s applauded movie ‘When the Moon was Full’ is to be screened at the 2020 Sao Paulo Film Festival (SPFF) in Brazil.  

The big winner of the 37th Fajr Film Festival by Narges Abyar along with Majid Majidi’s movie ‘Sun Children’ will present Iran at the 44th edition of the SPFF.

‘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 flick is the winner of the main award of the 2nd edition of the International Political Film Festival of Carcassonne (FIFP) in France.

The SPFF, also known internationally as Mostra, is an annual film festival held in the city of São Paulo to bring outstanding filmmakers from worldwide to exchange experience with the Brazilian audience and professional colleagues.   

The event will run on October 22-November 4, 2020.