About Elly

About Elly
  • 2009
  • Iran
  • 1h 59min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Asghar Farhadi
  • Written by: Asghar Farhadi (screenplay), Azad Jafarian (thanks to)
  • Cast: Golshifteh Farahani, Taraneh Alidoosti, Shahab Hosseini, Mani Haghighi, Merila Zarei, Peiman Ma'adi, Ahmad Mehranfar, Rana Azadivar, Saber Abar
  • Language: Persian

A group of middle-class Iranian friends head to a seaside holiday home, one of them (Farahani) inviting her single friend Elly (Alidoosti), hoping to hook her up with a divorced family friend; then Elly mysteriously disappears. Rigorous, deeply-felt drama of duty, desire and social status, fiercely acted, bracing and effective.

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About Elly

3 Sep 20124 stars

A rigorous, deeply felt drama from Iranian director Asghar Farhadi

Much admired at its Berlin premiere back in 2009, this elegant, edgy and touching Iranian drama has finally been granted a UK cinema release, presumably thanks to its gifted director's worldwide statuette sweep for 2011's peerless A Separation. While…

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