‘When the Moon Was Full’, directed by Narges Abyar will compete in the 12th edition of the International Sama Film Festival which is planned to be held on 25 – 28 November 2021 in Stockholm.
The film tells the true story of Abdul-Hamid Rigi, the younger brother of Abdul-Malik Rigi, the founder and leader of the terrorist group Jundallah in southeastern Iran, who marries Faezeh Mansuri, a woman from Tehran. He forces Faezeh to leave his homeland with his brother to live in Pakistan where they end up in the terrorist activities in Jundallah.
“When the Moon Was Full” had its international premiere at the 23rd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF), where it won the festival’s “FIPRESCI Award”, which is awarded by the International Federation of Film Critics.
International Sama Film Festival shows and presents works by filmmakers from Afghanistan, Iran, Tajikistan, Turkey, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and other countries that experience less focus on their work at Nordic festivals.
The festival also focuses on films by European and American filmmakers about Asia and presents their works of documentaries and feature films.
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