Winner of the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival, About Elly is a taut drama following a group of friends, who search for answers when one of them vanishes without trace.
Sepideh (Golshifteh Farahani) organises a get-together of old classmates from law school at a pretty rented villa on the Caspian Sea.
She invites Shohreh (Merila Zarei) and her husband Peiman (Peiman Ma'Adi), Nazy (Rana Azadivar) and her husband Manoochehr (Ahmad Mehranfar) and divorcee Ahmad (Shahab Hosseini), who is flying in from Germany for the occasion.
Sepideh brings along her husband Amir (Mani Haghighi) and also invites her little daughter's kindergarten teacher, Elly (Taraneh Alidoosti), in the hope that the newcomer will spark romance with Ahmad so that everyone is neatly paired off.
One afternoon, without any warning, Elly vanishes and her disappearance has a profound effect on the group as they turn on each other, seeking answers.