About Elly

ABOUT ELLY

Review: A group of former college friends decide to meet up for a weekend outing by the Caspian Sea. Sepideh decides to bring along Elly, her daughter’s kindergarten teacher and hopes to set her up with recently divorced Ahmad. Tragic events start to unfold.
Director: Asghar Farhadi
Actors: Golshifteh Farahani, Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Merila Zare’i, Mani Haghighi, Payman Maadi and Saber Abar
Year: 2012
Genre: Art House, Drama, Family, International and Thriller
Conclusion: 4/5
This film is directed and written by Asghar Farhadi who has also directed A Separation (2011) which was amazing. This is so well directed that when watching it I felt that the people in it were just normal real people. I didn’t think for one minute that they were acting in front of a camera. This is a thought-provoking film with some moral issues involved. It is also very disturbing and at the same time suspenseful. In the Radio Times Guide to Films 2016 it says about this film “that the director never questions Islamic law itself – what’s fascinating is that he puts the spotlight on the errors of judgement that individuals make when dealing with sensitive issues.”   

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