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About Elly

A group of friends - well-to-do professionals from Tehran - have gone on holiday together to the seaside, with their young children. One of the party, the vivacious Sepideh (Golshifteh Farahani) has invited along someone of whom they know next to nothing: a young woman called Elly (Taraneh Alidoosti), who is their children's teacher. Mischievous Sepideh is hoping to set Elly up with the single friend in their party: Ahmad (Shahab Hosseini), who is recently divorced and has just returned from a long stay doing business in Germany. When one of the group goes missing, the taut thriller takes off... Pitched somewhere between the ghostly mysteries of Gone Girl and the existential malaise of L’Avventura, 'About Elly' is another stunner from director Asghar Farhadi.

Directors:

Asghar Farhadi

Stars:

Ahmad Mehranfar, Golshifteh Farahani, Mani Haghighi, Merila Zarei, Peyman Moaadi, Rana Azadivar, Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti