Project Description

TRAILER

About Elly

Directed by Asghar Farhadi
Iran, France | 2009 | 119 min | Unclassified 15+
Language: Persian (English Subtitles)
SYNOPSIS

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?

FESTIVALS

Winner Silver Bear – Berlinale 2009
Winner Best Screen Play – Asia Pacific Screen Award 2010
Winner Best Film – Fajr Film Festival 2009
Winner Jury Award – Tribeca Film Festival 2009
Winner Golden Crow – Kerala International Film Festival 2009

A Hero

Directed by Asghar Farhadi
Iran, France | 2009 | 119 min | Unclassified 15+
Language: Persian (English Subtitles)
TRAILER
SYNOPSIS

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?

FESTIVALS

Winner Silver Bear – Berlinale 2009
Winner Best Screen Play – Asia Pacific Screen Award 2010
Winner Best Film – Fajr Film Festival 2009
Winner Jury Award – Tribeca Film Festival 2009
Winner Golden Crow – Kerala International Film Festival 2009

CREDITS

Director & Writer: Asghar Farhadi
Producers: Simile Mehr, Mahmoud Razavi, Asghar Farhadi
Cinematographer: Hossein Jafarian
Editing: Haydeh Safiyari
Music: Andrea Bauer
Production Designer: Asghar Farhadi
Makeup: Mehrdad Mirkiani

CAST

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

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