Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

When the Moon Was Full (Shabi ke mah kamel shod)

Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 – Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020

06:00 PM – 08:20 PM


Recommended for mature audiences

After Hamid (Hootan Shakiba) and Faezeh (Elnaz Shakerdust) marry, red flags about Hamid’s family immediately surface. There are indications of suspicious activity within the family, and Hamid soon forces his wife and child to move out of the country. Based on real events, the intense drama When the Moon Was Full traces Faezeh’s harrowing journey from sheltered daughter, to loving wife and mother, to terrified prisoner of her husband and in-laws. Winner of Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actress at the 2019 Fajr Film Festival, When the Moon Was Full also won the audience award at Estonia's Tallin Black Nights Film Festival in December.

“Cross-pollinating political drama, historical events, a love story, and a horror movie into one edge-of-seat narrative, Narges Abyar (Breath) confirms herself as one of Iran’s most exciting new directing talents.” —Hollywood Reporter

• Review: “Chilling, operatic storytelling”

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Tickets for When the Moon Was Full (Shabi ke mah kamel shod)

Saturday, January 25, 2020 6 p.m.

Looking for Film Buff or Member tickets?

If you are a current Film Buff or Museum Member, please sign in to access your free and discounted tickets.

Price Qty. Total
Adult $10.00
Members pay only $8.00
Senior (65+) $8.00    $0.00
Sub Total: $0.00


  • Wednesday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Thursday, 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Sunday , 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Monday (Except selected holidays) | Closed.
    • Tuesday | Closed.
    • Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day | Closed.
  • General Admissions

    • MFAH Members FREE
    • Adults $19
    • Seniors (65+ with ID) $16
    • Military (with ID) Free
    • College Students (19+ with ID) $12
    • Youth (13–18) $12
    • Children (12 & younger) FREE
    • Certain special exhibitions are ticketed, with an additional charge.
    *The Museum provides free admission to active members of the U.S. military and reserves with valid ID, as well as to military families with dependent cards. Available in person at any admissions desk.  General admission to the Museum is free on Thursdays, courtesy of Shell Oil Company.     Health & Safety Protocols: Before you arrive - The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is a private institution devoted to public service. We require health & safety protocols, which apply to the main campus, Rienzi, and Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. Please visit https://www.mfah.org/visit/tips-for-visiting to review our campus protocols.

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Make visiting a snap! Visit mfah.org/parking for complete parking info, including a map you can download.

    Three Parking Garages        

    Parking Garage Hours

    Open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

    Parking Garage Fees

    • Parking payments may be made only with major credit cards, or with MasterCard and Visa debit cards.
    • On Thursday, parking is free for visitors who enter the Museum between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
    • For hourly rates, go to mfah.org/parking
      Recommendation for guests with limited mobility: Use the covered drop-off lane at the Main Street entrance to the Beck Building, or use wheelchair-accessible parking in the garage at 1144 Binz Street.

Special Offers / Dining

Paolo Fronza, from Fellini Caffè, runs this sophisticated dining operation. Enjoy an array of Italian-inspired fare with a Texas flair, a European-style coffee bar, a kids menu, and much more at the MFA Café, located on the lower level of the Beck Building.

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