37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Persian Lessons

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An unconventional friendship grows between the German chef of a concentration camp kitchen and a young Belgian Jew, Gilles, who falsely claims to be Persian in order to survive a mass shooting and is now obliged to teach the chef a language he only pretends to know in order to survive. Introduction by Ilya Tovbis (VAFF)

This is a foreign-language film presented with English subtitles.

This film is part of the Jewish and Israeli Film Series.


Saturday, October 30


4:00 PM


Violet Crown 4

Film Info

Director: Vadim Perelman

Runtime: 127 min.

Year: 2020

Country: Russia, Germany, Belarus

Language: German, French, English, Italian, Farsi

Accessibility: Subtitles

Featuring: Nahuel Perez Biscayart, Lars Eidinger, Jonas Nay.