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About Elly (2009) - Movie Details

Drama Foreign
119 min.
Release Date
April 8, 2015 (Limited)
DVD Release Date
August 25, 2015 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
119 minutes
MPAA Rating
Unrated

From the Academy Award winning director of A SEPARATION comes this gripping mystery set among a group of old friends on a holiday retreat. With the return of their close friend Ahmad from Germany, a group of former 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... Full synopsis »

MOVIE REVIEW

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.  Full movie review »

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