Directed by Narges Abyar, the film received the Grand Prix, Best Actress award for Elnaz Shakerdoost, and the Best Student Jury Film award.
‘When the Moon Was Full’ competed with six other feature films in the cinematic event which is founded by French-Greek film director Costa Gavras.
The film’s first premiered at the 23rd Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in Estonia where it won the Audience Award.
‘When the Moon Was Full’ tells the story of a woman from Tehran who marries an Iranian man living in southeastern Iran near the border of Pakistan. Soon after, she discovers that her brother-in-law is an extremist trying to recruit her husband for his violent cause.
The French festival is entirely dedicated to political cinema, fiction, and documentary from France and overseas.