In Competition

About Elly

Directed by: Asghar Farhadi
Production Year: 2009   Country: Iran    Length: 119 minutes


A group of friends leave Tehran for a long weekend on the Caspian Sea. A young nursery teacher named Elly is invited along to join the good friends and family. The reason is soon made apparent. She’s being set-up with a recently divorced man.What seems simple on the surface rarely is in a Farhadi film, and over an easy-going holiday, tensions rise until a crisis point is triggered, and Elly goes missing. A mystery develops and as the drama heightens, Farhadi zooms in on the issues inherent in truth, lies, and the places in between. What is the truth About Elly?


Andrea BauerDirector: Asghar Farhadi
Writer: Azad Jafarian, Asghar Farhadi
Producers: Mahmoud Razavi, Mehdi Nt, Asghar Farhadi
Cinematographer: Hossein Jafarian
Production Designer: Asghar Farhadi
Editor: Hayedeh Safiyari, Iman Rahimi
Sound Design: Nick Tonez
Music: Andrea Bauer


Golshifteh Farahani
Shahab Hosseini
Taraneh Alidoosti
Merila Zare’i
Mani Haghighi
Payman Maadi
Ra’na Azadivar
Ahmad Mehranfar
Saber Abar

In Competition – Feature Films

In Competition – Feature Films