About Elly

Cast & Credits

Movie Released June 2009 in Iran. Persian/Farsi with English subtitles (in some editions)
Cast: Golshifteh Farahani, Taraneh Alidousti, Mani Haghighi, Merila Zarei, Peyman Moadi, Shahab Hosseini
Director: Asghar Farhadi
Screenwriter: Asghar Farhadi
Producer: Mahmoud Razavi, Asghar Farhadi
Editor: Hayedeh Safiyari
Director of Photography: Hossein Jafarian
Sound Mixer: Mohammad-Reza Delpak
Production Company: Simaye Mehr

Story

With the return of their friend Ahmad from Germany, a group of old college pals (two married couples and a brother and sister, along with three young kids) 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, suddenly swing round and come back full force when Elly disappears in a troubling incident.

Some of the Awards

About Elly

  • Silver Bear for Best Director in 59th Berlin film festival
  • Best Picture at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.
  • Best Narrative Feature (for Farhadi) at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival

Iranian Persian movie


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