Deception And Suspense By The Sea In The Iranian Mystery 'About Elly'

April 24, 2015 5:58 PM

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Iranian film director Asghar Farhadi won an Oscar for his 2011 film, "A Separation, but a film he made in 2009 has just been released in the United States. It's called "About Elly," and it's a mystery that centers on a kindergarten teacher invited on a beach trip by the mother of one of her students. Film critic David Edelstein has a review.

DAVID EDELSTEIN, BYLINE: What can I tell you about Elly, the central figure though not the protagonist of "About Elly," without giving too much away? She's a schoolteacher, the odd-person-out in a group of attractive, reasonably well-off old friends - couples and some children - spending a few days ...

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