2009, Iran, 117’, Color, Farsi
Director: Asghar Farhadi
2009 Berlin Film Festival Best Director
2009 Asia Pacific Awards Best Scenario and Grand Jury Prize
2009 Iran Fajr Film Festival Best Director and Best Screenplay
2009 Tribeca Film Festival Best Film
With the return of their friend Ahmad from Germany, a group of old college pals (two married couples and a brother and sister, along with three young kids) decide to reunite for a weekend outing by the Caspian Sea. The fun starts right away as they quickly catch on to the plan of lively Sepideh, who has brought along Elly, her daughter’s kindergarten teacher, in hopes of setting her up with recently divorced Ahmad. But seemingly trivial lies, which start accumulating from the moment the group arrives at the seashore, suddenly swing round and come back full force when Elly disappears in a troubling incident.