Thursday 15 June
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The mysterious disappearance of a kindergarten teacher during a picnic in the north of Iran is followed by a series of misadventures for her fellow travellers. Sepideh invites Elly to the seaside with some middle class families in order to introduce her to their divorced friend Ahmad. The next morning the two women go shopping in the town, leaving the children playing in the sea under Elly’s supervision. Sepideh’s daughter calls to some men playing volleyball to rescue one of the children from the water, and finds that Elly has disappeared. After the rescue they seek out Elly, questioning whether she has drowned or returned to Tehran.
Director: Asghar Farhadi
Iran 119 minutes Cert 12A
We say: We have wanted to screen a film by the excellent Iranian director, Asghar Farhadi, for a while but struggled to make a choice between them. In our opinion About Elly is a sensitive, beautiful and memorable film and certainly one of Farhadi’s best.