9 2022

Persian Lessons

7:30PM - 9:30PM  

AMC Sundial 12
St. Petersburg, FL

Contact Brandy Gold

Persian Lessons

AMC Sundial 12-St. Pete

Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival

April 9, 2022 7:30 PM


Run Time 2 hr 7 minutes / War | Drama / Director Vadim Perelman / Israel / 2020 / Language German French Italian English Persian


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. Gilles finds himself having to invent a language he doesn't know, word by word. As the unusual relationship between the two men begins to incite jealousy and suspicion, Gilles becomes acutely aware that one false move could expose his swindle.