A group of Iranian friends take a short holiday to the shore of the Caspian Sea. Elly (Alidoosti), the teacher of one of their daughters, comes along to meet a teacher who's visiting Iran from Germany. Things turn sour, however, when Elly goes missing.
A Separation director Farhadi’s gifted storytelling and direction is on show again in a damning look at Iranian society.
Reviewed by David Parkinson