keswick film festival

About Elly (12A)

2009, Iran, 118 mins, Asgahr Farhadi

Showing Fri 22 February, 8.30pm

About Elly (12A)

This production ended on 22/02/2013

Synopsis

Location: Alhambra

Only released in the UK in September 2012, this is from the director of Oscar winning A Separation. It is another gripping tale of secrets and lies. Three Iranian families travel to spend time at the seaside. But it is not all pleasure - ulterior motives lurk under the surface as well as secrets, betrayals and tragedy. The opening scenes allow you to get to know the personalities and relationships through the humour and knowing banter that exists between friends - people having a good time. Someone then disappears and the orderly construct begins to crack beneath the pressure. Blame is tossed around like sand on the beach, small lies grow in size and number, and the mystery of the disappearance becomes compounded by the mystery of their life; enthralling and suspenseful.

‘Another shrewdly gauged study of our capacity for deception and self-deception from A Separation’s auteur. Emotionally devastating.’ Total Film

Thanks to Axiom Films

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