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‘A Separation’ director’s exceptional ‘About Elly’ receives long-awaited U.S. release

Asghar Farhadi’s “About Elly” is a masterful study in group dynamics. Farhadi, who hails from Iran, established himself as an up-and-coming auteur with “A Separation” — the 2011 film that won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. With “About Elly,” made two years prior to “A Separation” though just now receiving a U.S. release, layers…