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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.
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