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Iranian ‘When the Moon was Full’ goes on screen in Canada

Canadian Cinematheque screens Iran’s ‘When the Moon was Full’.

Iranian film ‘When the Moon was Full’ has been screened at the Canadian Cinematheque in Vancouver.

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 members 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 to Shakerdoust, Best Student Jury Film Award and Grand Prize at the 2nd International Political Film Festival of Carcassonne in France.

Founded in 1972, the Cinematheque is a film institute that focuses on raising understanding about the history of Canadian and international cinema.

‘When the Moon was Full’ went on the Canadian screen on October 17, 18 and 20.