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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
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Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate
Cast
Golshifteh Farahani
Taraneh Alidoosti
Shahab Hosseini.
Directors
Asghar Farhadi.
Screenwriters
Asghar Farhadi.
Running Time
119 minutes

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Plot
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.


Review
About Elly
Switching assuredly from 
chic satire to tense mystery after 
a female teacher goes missing from a Caspian resort, this lacerating study of class, gender, traditional niceties and new realities is every bit as condemnatory of Iranian society as A Separation.


Verdict
A Separation director Farhadi’s gifted storytelling and direction is on show again in a damning look at Iranian society.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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