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About Elly
8.3
/10
3,749 Ratings

ABOUT ELLY

Darbareye Elly

Directed by Asghar Farhadi
Iran, France, 2009
Drama, Mystery

Synopsis

A group of old college friends reunite for a weekend outing by the Caspian Sea. Sepideh has brought along Elly, her daughter’s kindergarten teacher, in hopes of setting her up with recently divorced Ahmad. But seemingly trivial lies come back full force when one afternoon Elly suddenly disappears…

Synopsis

A group of old college friends reunite for a weekend outing by the Caspian Sea. Sepideh has brought along Elly, her daughter’s kindergarten teacher, in hopes of setting her up with recently divorced Ahmad. But seemingly trivial lies come back full force when one afternoon Elly suddenly disappears…

Our take

A masterclass in escalating suspense from Asghar Farhadi, this piercing thriller examines the latent tensions underpinning Iran’s affluent middle class. Centering on the sudden, beachside disappearance of its title character, About Elly is a riveting reinterpretation of Antonioni’s L’avventura.