When the Moon was Full (Shabi Ke Maah Kamel Shod)

Thu, 26 November 2020 | 20:00

Iran 2019
Feature film, 137′, original with English subtitles

Directed by Narges Abyar
Screenplay Narges Abyar, Morteza Esfahani
Camera Saman Lotfian
Performing artists Elnaz Shakerdoost, Hootan Shakiba, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaee

Abdol-Hamid from the border area between Iran and Pakistan, falls in love with Faezeh from Tehran. Soon after the wedding, she notices that Abdol-Hamid’s brother is becoming increasingly radicalised: he organises armed attacks for the terrorist organisation Jundullah. Hamid, Faezeh and her brother are planning to flee to Pakistan and apply to leave for Europe.

Narges Abyar tells the real story of Abdol-Malek Rigi, who led a terrorist militia in the southern Iranian border area. She chooses the perspective of women who experience extremist violence in the Middle East. “When the Moon was Full” received six main prizes at the Fajr Film Festival in Tehran!

Ticket prices
Price per film: 6,80€*
The tickets can be purchased on the streaming site. The sale starts on Thursday (26.11.) at 18 o’clock. Billing will be handled by Rushlake Media.

A festival pass (for 10 films) can be purchased for 39 €* by e-mail. You will receive a payment order from the general cinema as well as 10 coupon codes with which you can pay for the films on the streaming site.

* incl. fees


Narges Abyar (*1972 in Tehran). After studying Persian literature, she published 30 novels for children, young people and adults from 1997 onwards. Abyar has received numerous international awards for her ten short and documentary films and four feature films.