ABOUT ELLY is about three Tehran couples who rent a seaside villa together for a long weekend getaway. It’s about Sepideh, the dynamic group leader who rallies everyone’s enthusiasm. It’s about Ahmed, their newly divorced friend visiting from Germany. It’s about contemporary Iran, about family, tradition, and truth. In fact, so little of this movie is about the titular Elly, an acquaintance invited along at the last minute to meet Ahmed, that she’s only in the movie for a short time.