About Elly

  • Wed Mar 22
    4:15
    free
About Elly

rescheduled from Mar 14
introduced by CU professor Lizz Huntley (NES). free admission.

director:
Asghar Farhadi
cast:
Golshifteh Farahani, Taraneh Alidoosti, Shahab Hosseini

With the return of their friend Ahmad from Germany, a group of old college pals decide to reunite for a weekend outing by the Caspian Sea. The fun starts right away as they quickly catch on to the plan of lively Sepideh, who has brought along Elly, her daughter’s kindergarten teacher, in hopes of setting her up with recently divorced Ahmad. But seemingly trivial lies, which start accumulating from the moment the group arrives at the seashore, swing round and come back full force when one afternoon Elly suddenly vanishes. Her mysterious disappearance sets in motion a series of deceptions and revelations that threaten to shatter everything they hold dear. “Outstanding. A subtle psychological thriller.” (The Guardian) In Persian and German.

website: cinemaguild.com/theatrical/aboutelly.html

Ithaca premiere
format
DCP color
runtime
1 hour 59 minutes
release year/country
2009 Iran
subtitled