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About Elly (Darbareye Elly) (2009)

Directed by


Starring
Merila Zare Merila Zare'i
Shohreh
Payman Maadi Payman Maadi
Peyman
Rana Azadvar Rana Azadvar
Naazi
Saber Abbar Saber Abbar
Alireza


Written by
Asghar Farhadi Asghar Farhadi
(screenplay)


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9 years, 9 months ago at Feb 9 18:40
One of the strongest selections of the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival, โ€œAbout Ellyโ€ is a psychologically penetrating film in which a womanโ€™s disappearance gives rise to all sorts of complex issues of morality (both within an Iranian context and without), and questions of culpability and responsibility for tragedy. The film subtly switches from an observational and lightly comic portrait of Irani... read more
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Description: A group of middle-class friends travel from Tehran to spend the weekend at the seaside. Sepideh invites Elly, who is her daughter's teacher, to travel with the three families in order to introduce her to their recently divorced friend Ahmad, now living in Germany. The next morning, the two women go shopping in the town and Elly says that she has to return to Tehran because her mother has been recently submitted to hospital for heart surgery, but Sepideh asks her to stay and hides her luggage. The children are playing in the sea and one mother asks Elly to watch them. Out of the blue, Sepideh's daughter calls to some men playin ... (more)
Release date: 6 June 2009
Tags: Iran (6), Iranian (4), 2000s (3), Drama (2), 2009 (2), Beach (1), Vacation (1), Drowning (1), 00's (1), HQ (1), Michelangelo Antonioni's "L'avventura" (1), 119 Min (1), Mystery (1), Cinema-mundi-2010 (1)
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