The drama "LESSONS FARCY" directed by Vadim Perelman, a loud world premiere of which took place at the 70th Berlin Film Festival, was nominated from Belarus for the Academy Award in the category "Best Foreign Film". Theatrical distribution of the film started in Belarus on November 12, and the film will be released in Russian in the spring of 2021, the distributor of White Nights (part of the GPM KIT as part of the Gazprom-Media media holding). In 2004, Vadim Perelman's debut film "House of Sand and Fog" was awarded three Oscar nominations. A new film directed by the director "Farsi Lessons" tells about the events of 1942 in occupied Europe. Gilles Cremieux, a Belgian of Jewish origin, being in a concentration camp, pretends to be a Persian - for him this is the only way to stay alive.This lie really saves his life, but Gilles can't even imagine at what cost. German soldiers, satisfied with such a rare catch, bring Gilles to Klaus Koch, a cook in a concentration camp, who dreams, as soon as the war ends, to leave for Iran and open a restaurant there. Koch is looking for a real Persian who will teach him to speak Persian. This is how the story of Gilles Cremier and Klaus Koch begins - a Jew and a German, a prisoner and a jailer, a student and a teacher.prisoner and jailer, student and teacher.prisoner and jailer, student and teacher.
Ilya Stewart, Founder and Producer of
Hype Film: “We are very pleased and proud of the FARSI LESSONS nomination, the shooting of the film was completely organized on the territory of Belarus in cooperation with the Belarusfilm film studio. The film's journey to the audience began at the last big film festival in Berlin before the pandemic, where it received the warmest welcome. And after, throughout this difficult year, we were still optimistic, because we believed that eventually the international audience would be able to widely assess Vadim Perelman's unique vision of this amazing story based on the outstanding script by Ilya Tsofin.”
Vadim Perelman, film director "LESSONS OF FARSI":“Our picture is surprisingly relevant to the times. This deep, heartbreaking story is filled with tragedy, irony, the birth of hope and friendship in the most incredible circumstances. I am especially happy to have the opportunity to widely show our film to an international audience.”In the first half of 2021, theatrical distribution of LESSONS FARCY is planned in all major European territories, the international sales agent for the rights to the film is Memento. In North America, the film will be released by the distribution company Cohen MediGroup. Theatrical distribution in Germany (distributor Alamode) was completed and was quite successful, despite the 30% restriction on the occupancy of the halls, the box office of the film was 500,000 euros before the cinemas were completely closed. Producers: Ilya Stewart, Murad Osmann, Pavel Burya, Ilya Tsofin, Vadim Perelman,Timur Bekmambetov, Rauf Atamalibekov Scriptwriter: Ilya Tsofin Director: Vadim Perelman (House of Sand and Fog (3 Oscar nominations), Treason, Ashes) DOP: Vladislav Opelyants (Invasion, Summer "," Hostages "," The Apprentice ") Starring: Nahuel Perez Biscayart (" 120 beats per minute "," Goodbye up there, " Destiny Bitch "), Lars Eidinger (" Sils Maria "," Matilda "), Jonas Ney (Germany 83), Leonie Benesh (White Ribbon, Crown) Production: Hype Film (Russia), LM Medi (Germany), One Two Films (Germany), Belarusfilm (Belarus) Countries: Russia, Germany, Belarus>Nahuel Perez Biscayart ("120 beats per minute", "Goodbye up there", "Bitch is destiny"), Lars Eidinger ("Sils Maria", "Matilda"), Jonas Ney ("Germany 83"), Leoni Benesh (White Ribbon, Crown) Production: Hype Film (Russia), LM Medi (Germany), One Two Films (Germany), Belarusfilm (Belarus) Countries: Russia, Germany, Belarus>Nahuel Perez Biscayart ("120 beats per minute", "Goodbye up there", "Bitch is destiny"), Lars Eidinger ("Sils Maria", "Matilda"), Jonas Ney ("Germany 83"), Leoni Benesh (White Ribbon, Crown) Production: Hype Film (Russia), LM Medi (Germany), One Two Films (Germany), Belarusfilm (Belarus) Countries: Russia, Germany, Belarus>