"A film that gives us unique insight into the ... More
"A film that gives us unique insight into the problems that arise from a case of sexual assault and the way an Iranian society deals with it. At the same time, the film is an immensely powerful tale of revenge that is universal and, in this case, told in a realistic way which features extremely painful dilemmas. It is a tale which uncovers the human condition on many levels. The Special Jury Prize goes to The Salesman by Asghar Farhadi."
The Commissioner for Education, Culture, ... More
The Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth, Ms Androulla Vassiliou, will award the first EU MEDIA prize to the Iranian director Asghar Farhadi on Sunday, 20 May 2012 at the Cannes Film Festival.
"The universality of the characters and themes ... More
"The universality of the characters and themes and the director's riveting grasp of this story make About Elly a film that collapses barriers and deepens our understanding of the world we share."