About Elly

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Plot

It's a story about three Iranian families who are traveling to North of Iran in order that they…

Release Year: 2009

Rating: 8.0/10 (6,875 voted)

Director:
Asghar Farhadi

Stars: Golshifteh Farahani, Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti

Storyline
It's a story about three Iranian families who are traveling to North of Iran in order that they can introduce the teacher of one of these families daughters to one of their divorced friends who's coming from Germany to Iran but everything changes when the young teacher (Elly) disappears and no one knows if she's still alive or not?

Writers: Asghar Farhadi, Azad Jafarian

Cast:

Golshifteh Farahani

Sepideh


Shahab Hosseini

Ahmad


Taraneh Alidoosti

Elly


Merila Zare'i

Shohreh


Mani Haghighi

Amir


Peyman Moadi

Peyman


Ra'na Azadivar

Naazi


Ahmad Mehranfar

Manoochehr


Saber Abbar

Alireza



Details

Official Website:
Memento Films [France] |
Official site |

Release Date: 6 June 2009



Technical Specs

Runtime:


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Germany:
(Berlin International Film Festival)



Did You Know?

Trivia:

French visa # 123931

Quotes:

Sepideh:
Now, what does he think about Elly?



User Review

Probably the best in Iranian cinema history

Rating: 10/10


There are no words to explain this masterpiece. Keeps you busy for a
few days, makes you think about it, and just leaves you in awe.

The film starts with a simple plot, and ends with much more simplicity.
Farhadi proves to be a real master in storytelling. He is believed to
be one of the best script writers in Iran. But now he seems to be alone
on top, far from his other fellow cinematographers.

The cast is great, but so is the director. No other Iranian movie has
ever been as smart as About Elly in directing the actors and putting
the viewer inside the locations of the film, between the act and close
to the story. The camera acts as one of the key elements in the movie
and the story. Without even a single note of music, and making good use
of spectacular dialogs, the 2 hour journey will come to an end in a
shocking way.

About Elly was honored the best film by Iranian film critics, with a
sweeping 17 from 19 votes.