Monthly Screenings
Persian Lessons
Dir.: Vadim Perelman | 128 minutes
Date Time Hall Event Code Tickets
Tuesday 13.12.22 19:00 Cinematheque 3
2022-12-13 19:00:00 2022-12-13 22:00:00 Asia/Jerusalem Persian Lessons Cinematheque Jerusalem Cinematheque

Persian Lessons

Germany 2021 | 128 minutes | German, French, English, Italian | Hebrew subtitles

Gilles, a young Belgian man, is arrested by the SS alongside other Jews and sent to a concentration camp in Germany. He narrowly avoids execution by swearing to the guards that he is not Jewish, but Persian. This lie temporarily saves him, but then Gilles is assigned a seemingly untenable mission: to teach Persian to Koch, the officer in charge of the camp's kitchen, who dreams of opening a restaurant in Persia (Iran) once the war is over…. Vadim Perelman directs a gripping drama with an assured hand, deftly mixing suspense, laughter and tears.