About Elly

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

DCP Projection

Part of the event In the Time of Kiarostami: Writings on Iranian Cinema

Screening introduced by critic Godfrey Cheshire, author of the book In the Time of Kiarostami: Writings on Iranian Cinema. Your purchase of a book comes with a free ticket to the screening of ABOUT ELLY at 9:00pm. Buy book here! Book purchasers will be put on a list for the ABOUT ELLY screening and can pick up their ticket for the screening day of.

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 old 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 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 one afternoon Elly suddenly vanishes. Her mysterious disappearance sets in motion a series of deceptions and revelations that threaten to shatter everything they hold dear.

“A gripping psychological drama.”— Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

“About Elly both clutches us tight and shuts us out, adding wave upon wave of secrets and lies.”– Anthony Lane, The New Yorker

  • Country Iran
  • Language In Persian with English subtitles
  • Year 2009
  • Running Time 119 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Cinema Guild
  • Director Asghar Farhadi
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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