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About Elly


The mysterious disappearance of a kindergarten teacher during a picnic in the north of Iran is followed by a series of misadventures for her fellow travelers.

  • Director: Asghar Farhadi
  • Main Cast: Golshifteh Farahani, Merila Zarei, Shahab Hosseini
  • Soundtrack: Andrea Bauer
  • Cinematography: Hossein Jafarian
  • Screenplay: Asghar Farhadi, Azad Jafarian
  • Cinema Premiere: April 27, 2009

What do the critics think?


2 reviews of About Elly (2009)

  • 1. The AV Club
    9.1 / 10

    This is clearly the work of a master in the making, an artist on the cusp of greatness. Farhadi may be fixated on fibbers, but there’s almost no one working today who makes films so emotionally honest. - A. A. Dowd

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  • 2. Hollywood Reporter
    9 / 10

    A taut, involving drama centered around the mysterious disappearance of a young woman, "About Elly" confirms director Asghar Farhadi as a major talent in Iranian cinema whose ability to chronicle the middle-class malaise of his society is practically unrivaled. - Deborah Young

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World-Wide Box Office Revenue

Box Office

About Elly has earned a total of 879 422 dollars from cinemas across the world (the global box office).