Friday, May 31, 2013

Movie of the Week- About Elly

This week I finally had the chance to watch Darbareye Elly, About Elly. This film was directed by Asghar Farhadi who won an Oscar for his movie A Separation

It's about the relationship of a group of friends who take a trip to the Caspian Sea. There are three different couples and one of the women, Sepideh, played by Golshifteh Farahani, uses this vacation as an opportunity for Elly to meet her friend Ahmad who is visiting from Germany. Later, Elly disappears, and they don't know if she has returned back to Tehran or if she drowned in the sea. The group starts to blame each other for the events leading up to her disappearance, and they realize they really don't know much about her other than the fact that she was Sepideh's daughter's kindergarten teacher. 

I greatly enjoyed watching this movie as the suspense truly kept me guessing. The change in dynamic between the friends from beginning to end was also well-developed. As Mr. Farhadi's movies often do at the end, I had questions about the motives and was left with my own interpretations of them. Bonus- My Persian Corner's words of the day damet garm and bacheha are used! Click on the link below to watch this movie with English subtitles.



  1. There are no English subtitles in the link you provided. Do you know where I can find this movie with English subtitles?

    1. I'm sorry about that. I'm sure it had subtitles when I first posted it. I haven't been able to find it online anywhere else, but will let you know if I do.

  2. Salaam Khanom-e-Pontia!

    man Hindustani'am wa man danishju-e-jaban-e-farsi hastam.

    I have CD of this movie. Now I can better understand this film. Khaili mamnoon khanom!

    1. Salam Nikhil, glad to hear it! Merci ke blogamo mikhuni :)


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