ABOUT ELLY (2009) - Director Taster: Asghar Farhadi

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  • dir. ASGHAR FARHADI
  • year. 2009
  • country. IRAN & FRANCE
  • run-time. 1h 59min
  • rating. 12

£5.00 (£3.50 conc.)

Doors 18:30 - Film 19:00


Sepideh (the outstanding Golshifteh Farahani, seen in Ridley Scott’s BODY OF LIES and Jim Jarmusch's Paterson) is the young matriarch at the heart of a group of old friends who are taking a trip to the coast. Tagging along for the ride is the teacher of Sepideh’s daughter, the eponymous Elly (Taraneh Alidoosti, FIREWORKS WEDNESDAY), a reserved and gentle soul – at least on initial inspection – who is blissfully unaware that Sepideh has an ulterior motive for her invitation: the prospect of matchmaking Elly with the recently divorced Ahmad (Shahab Hosseini, A SEPARATION). This small deception on the part of Sepideh, while seemingly innocuous, is the trigger that will ultimately lead to a shocking twist, as her desperation to keep Elly with the group ends in tragedy.

Starring: Golshifteh Farahani, Taraneh Alidousti, Shahab Hosseini, Merila Zarei, Mani Haghighi, Peyman Moadi, Rana Azadivar, Ahmad Mehranfar, Saber Abar

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