About Elly (2009)
Starring: Golshifteh Farahani, Taraneh Alidousti, Shahab Hosseini, Merila Zarei, Mani Haghighi, Peyman Moadi, Rana Azadivar, Ahmad Mehranfar, Saber Abar
Director: Asghar Farhadi
From the director of the Oscar-winning A SEPARATION, comes another gripping and powerful tale of secrets and lies.
Sepideh (the outstanding Golshifteh Farahani, seen in Ridley Scott’s BODY OF LIES and Jim Jarmusch's Paterson) is the young matriarch at the heart of a group of old friends who are taking a trip to the coast. Tagging along for the ride is the teacher of Sepideh’s daughter, the eponymous Elly (Taraneh Alidoosti, FIREWORKS WEDNESDAY), a reserved and gentle soul – at least on initial inspection – who is blissfully unaware that Sepideh has an ulterior motive for her invitation: the prospect of matchmaking Elly with the recently divorced Ahmad (Shahab Hosseini, A SEPARATION). This small deception on the part of Sepideh, while seemingly innocuous, is the trigger that will ultimately lead to a shocking twist, as her desperation to keep Elly with the group ends in tragedy.
Doors - 1830
Film - 1900
Rating - 12
Tickets £5/£3.50 (concessions)
Also playing in this season: Fireworks Wednesday, A Separation and The Past
With thanks to Axiom Films.