10 2022

TJFF presents: Persian Lessons

2:00PM - 4:00PM  

Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 5095 Yonge Street (North York Centre subway station)
Toronto, ON M2N 6Z4


$ Cost $ 15.00

"Hugely compelling, highly original" - Daily Mail

A hit on the international film circuit, including the Berlin Film Festival, Persian Lessons is a unique and spellbinding drama by Ukrainian Jewish director Vadim Perelman (The House of Sand and Fog). Gilles, a young Jewish Belgian man, is arrested in 1942 by the SS 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 leads Gilles to a seemingly untenable mission: to teach Persian to an officer in charge of the camp's kitchen, who dreams of opening a restaurant in Iran once the war is over. Gilles finds himself having to invent a language he doesn't know, as he creates a vocabulary and an intricate set of linguistic rules.

In-theatre screening includes in-person Q&A with director Vadim Perelman

Audience Safety Measures:
- theatre will only be sold to 50% capacity
- proof of vaccination required to enter screening cinema
- masks to be worn in screening cinema unless seated and eating/drinking
Thank you!

Sponsor: Toronto Jewish Film Foundation

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