Review: The [Sort Of] Long Lost ‘About Elly’
Review by Nathan Vass
In 2009, a new Iranian film was making the rounds at the festivals. Most Americans at the time didn’t know who Asghar Farhadi, the director, was, and I don’t just mean the ordinary movie-going populace. Even the stuffy film literati of that year wouldn’t have recognized the name. Farhadi had only made three previous features, one of which never made it past a few small European festivals–and I don’t mean the ones we hear about, but tiny affairs in Denmark and the Czech Republic–while the other two films had blink-and-you’ll-miss-it releases in France and Greece. If you were inside Iran, the government didn’t want you knowing about the guy; if you were outside, well, you’d probably never heard of him anyway.
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