“About Elly” (2009)

Asghar Farhadi is an exceptionally talented filmmaker. His characters are nuanced and three-dimensional. His understanding of what makes for genuine human drama is truly incredible, and manages to transcend cultural boundaries. While this film isn’t quite as strong and complex as his following film A Separation, this is still an impressive, wonderful film that deserves every bit of praise its received. This film is a masterfully intriguing drama-cum-mystery, that peels back the layers of what’s actually going on as naturally and as effectively as possible. This truly is one of the those films that benefits from you going in as blind as possible. So, I would recommend seeing this film as soon as possible.

Rating: 5/5

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