Persian Lessons



A young Jewish man pretends to be Iranian to avoid being executed in a concentration camp.

  • International title: Persian Lessons
  • Original title: Persian Lessons
  • Director: Vadim Perelman
  • Year: 2020
  • Countries: Belarus, Germania, Rusia
  • Dialogues: German, English, French, Persian (Farsi), Italian
  • Genres: War, Drama
  • Length: 120 min
  • Cast: Nahuel Pérez, Biscayart Lars Eidinger, Jonas Nay, Leonie Benesch, Alexander Beyer

Selective list of festivals and awards: Beijing International Film Festival 2020, Transatlantyk Festival: Lodz 2020 – Winner Best Film

Director’s biography: Vadim Perelman (born 1963) is a Ukrainian-American film director. Perelman made his feature film directorial debut in 2003 with House of Sand and Fog, following a successful career as a commercial director. The film, nominated for three Academy Awards, also marks his first screenplay credit. Perelman was drawn to the story, having been shaped by his own immigrant experience.