About Elly

Part of my enjoyment of movies like this is to see how no matter how different our various societies might be dating is universally difficult.  As for the movie…. I liked it.  I normally really enjoy movies that have very subtle themes – this film had that in spades.  In fact, I think I may have wanted a little more conflict between the main characters in light of the “event” that happens in the first third of the film.   This film was made by the same Iranian director that made the fantastic A Separation.

Some thoughts that I wrote down as I watched the film (not necessarily spoilers):

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  • What’s the secret?
  • Fascinating how dating is both so different and so similar
  • What is this about?  Where is he going with it?
  • Lies and more lies.  Why?
  • How to watch this?
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Movie title: About Elly

Movie description: 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.

Date published: 2019-04-26

Director(s): Asghar Farhadi

Actor(s): Golshifteh Farahani, Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Payman Maadi, Mani Haghighi, Ra'na Azadivar, Ahmad Mehranfar, Saber Abar, Merila Zarei

Genre: Drama

My Review

Part of my enjoyment of movies like this is to see how no matter how different our various societies might be dating is universally difficult.  As for the movie…. I liked it.  I normally really enjoy movies that have very subtle themes – this film had that in spades.  In fact, I think I may have wanted a little more conflict between the main characters in light of the “event” that happens in the first third of the film.   This film was made by the same Iranian director that made the fantastic A Separation.

Some thoughts that I wrote down as I watched the film (not necessarily spoilers):

Spoiler

  • What’s the secret?
  • Fascinating how dating is both so different and so similar
  • What is this about?  Where is he going with it?
  • Lies and more lies.  Why?
  • How to watch this?
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