Speed Cinema Screenings: 2022 Louisville Jewish Film Festival: Persian Lessons 2/11/2022 3 pm

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Friday February 11

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3:00 PM  –  5:07 PM

“Superbly acted.”—Cath Clarke, The Guardian

 

Maintaining a lie is all that may stand between life and death in this gripping multi-lingual tale of deception and intrigue set in World War II.

 

Giles, 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 Giles 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 Iran once the war is over. Giles 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. 2020, Germany/Russia/Belarus, DCP, in German, French, Italian, English, and Persian with English subtitles, 127 minutes.  Recommended for 16+.

 

Co-presented with the 2022 Louisville Jewish Film Festival.

 

Speed Art Museum

2035 S. 3rd Street

Louisville, KY 40208

Tickets: Speedmuseum.org/cinema

 

Note: Proof of vaccination or negative COVID test within 72 hours of the event required to attend the event. Masks will also be mandatory.  For your comfort, we are reducing our capacity to 60%.

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