Film critic Deborah Young has hailed Narges Abyar’s film ‘Night of the Full Moon’ in a review published in Hollywood Reporter.
Young writes Narges Abyar proved herself as one of Iran’s talented directors in ‘Night of the Full Moon’. The piece is a political drama, love story and a horror movie that narrates the story of a carefree young Iranian bride who discovers her husband’s family are Al-Qaeda commandos.
She adds charming lead actors such as Elnaz Shakerdoust attract the audience. Shakerdoust has the role of a cheerful young wife who doesn’t wake up to where her new husband is leading her until she is in the middle of a nightmare.
Debora notes “Despite the darkness of the ending, the production is colorful, musical and eye-catching throughout. Dialogue is in Persian and Baluchi”.
Produced by Mohammad-Hossein Qasemi, the film could take home the most important awards of the 37th Fajr Film Festival, including the Best Director which went to Abyar. The piece has bagged a total of seven awards at the festival.
Deborah Young attended the 2019 Fajr as the special guest of the film event and picked Navid Mohammadzadeh as her favorite Iranian actor.