3.5

About Elly

Drama


 

A group of friends play matchmaker and a mess of seemingly innocuous deceits prove dire in their consequences.

"About Elly" is a rare and uncompromising glimpse into the lives of a group of Iranian friends on a brief seaside hiatus from their homes in Teheran. While the narrative revolves around Elly, it profoundly affects each of the other characters as they are exposed in various states of vulnerability. The austere backdrop of the Caspian Sea reflects the broiling emotion within the group as the plot relentlessly unfolds in this modest yet beautifully crafted film.

Wendy Slevison

MIFF 2009
119 mins