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

Co-written by Abyar and Morteza Esfahani, the film has also been nominated for the award for best screenplay. The Oath by Mohsen Tanabendeh and The Warden by Nima Javidi are also competing for the award. 

In the best actor category, When the Moon Was Full star Hutan Shakiba is competing with Navid Mohammadzadeh for his role in The Warden, Payman Maadi for Just 6.5, Hamed Behdad for Castle of Dreams and Amin Hayai for Darkhongah. 

Elnaz Shakerdoost also received a nomination in the best actress category for her role in When the Moon Was Full, while Fereshteh Sadr-Orafai and Shabnam Moqaddami received nominations in the best supporting actress category for their roles in the film. 

When the Moon Was Full is followed by director Saeid Rustai’s drama Just 6.5 with nine nominations, Homayun Ghanizadeh’s A Hairy Tale and Javidi’s The Warden, each with eight nods.

Castle of Dreams by Reza Mirkarimi and Gholamreza Takhti by Bahram Tavakkoli each received seven nominations.

The winners will be announced during a celebration scheduled to take place at the Amphitheater of Tehran University of Medical Sciences on Friday.

Source: Tehran Times