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About Elly

Directed by: Asghar Farhadi

2009/2015 | Iran/France | 1hr 59min


Friday, October 2, 2015, 7pm


Saturday, October 3, 2015, 3pm


Saturday, October 3, 2015, 7pm

“It’s an irony of the international film scene that arguably
the greatest contemporary creator of adult psychological
dramas in the classic Hollywood mold comes from a country
that views America’s movie business as the unredeemed
spawn of the Great Satan. That would be the gifted Iranian
writer-director Asghar Farhadi. His About Elly is a terrific
ensemble piece that has an impressive ability to put viewers
in an emotional vise and keep them there. It is a compelling
interpersonal story that manages to be specifically Iranian
and broadly universal. It examines the way the small
evasions of truth that are the well-intentioned currency of
everyday life play out in devastating ways when situations get
unexpectedly extreme.” Kenneth Turan, LA Times.

Winner, Silver Berlin Bear, Berlin Film Festival 2009

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