WM Premiere: About Elly (France/Iran, 2009)

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  • WM Premiere: About Elly (France/Iran, 2009)
  • Sally Luff
  • April 4, 2016

Sepideh 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, 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. 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. Winner of the Silver Bear at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival.

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