Persian Lessons

English | French | German | Italian | Persian with Eng Subs | Comedy | Drama
Directed By: Vadim Perelman

In 1942, Gilles, a Belgian Jew, avoids death in a German concentration camp by claiming Persian heritage. Tasked by Koch, the camp's food officer, to teach him Persian for a future restaurant in Persia, Gilles fabricates a language under threat of exposure. Amidst a fragile friendship fraught with envy and suspicion, Gilles navigates the perilous deception, acutely aware that a single misstep could unveil his true identity.

Vadim Perelman
Vadim Perelman, born 1963 in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, is a renowned filmmaker and producer. Notable for Persian Lessons (2020), House of Sand and Fog (2003), and The Life Before Her Eyes (2007). Perelman, who began studying English at 16, directed Ben Kingsley and Shohreh Aghdashloo in the Oscar-nominated House of Sand and Fog (2003). He dropped out of Ryerson University's film studies program in Toronto during his second year.


Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Lars Eidinger, Jonas Nay

Mongrel Media

Hype Film, LM Media, ONE TWO Films, Belarusfilm

Sunday, July 24, 2022
Time: 07:30 PM

Trinity Cinema
Distillery District, Toronto

Entry Fee
C$ 50/-

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