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About Elly, October 2013

About Elly showing Thursday 31st October 2013 at the Cranleigh Film ClubIran 2009. Director Asghar Farhadi.

Certificate 12A

From the director of A Separation. Once more he depicts challenging sexual politics in Iran but it is more like a Haneke film where a group of middle class friends on holiday find their relationships unravelling when one of their party goes missing.

This is an absorbing, disturbing and suspenseful work which places Farhadi ahead of the older generation of Iranian filmmakers because of his honest depiction of gender issues, and his acute eye for group guilt.

A fine ensemble cast is brilliantly controlled for dramatic and psychological effect.

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