About Elly (2009) is a powerful mystery from Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (know for the excellent A Separation). In this simple story a group of upper middle class Iranians rent a cottage by the sea all the while bringing a young kindergarten teacher, Elly< to set up with a man (the brother of one of the women) visiting from Germany. The story becomes complicated when the woman goes missing-then they realize they don't know her full name. It is further revealed that she has a mother with a heart condition and has been secretly engaged to a man she dosn't want to marry. She has agreed to come on the trip but only for a day instead of the full three day long weekend. Her departure upends the retreat and causes anguish among the group. It is a wonderful group ensemble cast performance.