‘When the Moon was Full’ has been nominated in all sections at the Iran film critics and screenwriters gala.
Narges Abyar’s blockbuster is to contend with other Iranian films to win top award at best film, best directing, best script, best actor in a leading role and best actress in a leading role.
Other sections ‘When the Moon was Full’ has been nominated for are; best actor in a supporting role, best actress in a supporting role, best cinematography, best score music, best editing and best technical achievement.
The movie narrates 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.
Elnaz Shakerdoust, Houtan Shakiba, Fereshteh Sadr-Orafaee and Shabnam Moqaddami are among the cast of the film.
The 13th edition of the event is slated for January 3, 2020.