News ID: 262346
Published: 0316 GMT December 01, 2019

Estonia awards Iran ‘When the Moon Was Full’

Estonia awards Iran ‘When the Moon Was Full’

Iranian film ‘When the Moon Was Full’, by Narges Abyar, was awarded the Audience Award at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.

Iran’s representative in the Official Section of Tallinn Black Nights also won the festival’s €2000 prize, IRNA wrote.

The first screening of the film, also its first international debut, was on November 23, and the second and third were on November 25 and 30.

‘When the Moon Was Full’ tells the story of a woman from Tehran who marries a man from an Iranian province near the border of Pakistan. Soon after, she discovers that her new brother-in-law is a religious extremist trying to recruit her husband for his bloody cause.

Japanese drama ‘Kontora’ won the grand prix of the Estonian festival. The black-and-white feature produced by Kowatanda Films, received its world premiere at the festival and marks the second live-action feature of India-born animator Anshul Chauhan.

It also won the award for best music, with composer Yuma Koda collecting the prize.

The story centers on a teenager who searches for a mysterious trove, guided by her grandfather’s WWII-era diary.

In 2016, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival honored Abyar with the award for best director for her ‘Breath’.

The 23rd Black Nights Film Festival ran from November 15 to December 1 in Tallinn, Estonia.


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