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“Persian Lessons” Virtual Film Screening and Special Event

January 29 @ 7:30 pm - January 31 @ 7:30 pm

Based on the novel by Wolfgang Kohlhaase, Gilles, a young Jewish Belgian man, narrowly survives arrest and execution in 1942 by falsely claiming to be Persian. In a German concentration camp, Gilles is assigned a seemingly implausible mission: to teach Farsi to Klaus Koch, the officer in charge of the camp’s kitchen, who dreams of opening a restaurant in Persia (Iran) once the war is over. Gilles finds himself having to invent a language he doesn’t know, word by word. One false move could expose everything. 

On Monday, January 31, 2022 at 7:30 p.m., join us virtually for a discussion with film director, Vadim Perelman. 

View the Trailer Here

Tickets on sale now. Click Here to purchase tickets and watch from the comfort of your own home. Those who purchase tickets will have a two day window of time to watch the film (Saturday, January 29 at 7:30 p.m. to Monday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m.).

Hosted by the Mayerson JCC Jewish & Israeli Film Festival.
Presenting Partner: The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center


January 29 @ 7:30 pm
January 31 @ 7:30 pm
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