Pelan #16: “Jerry & Me” (2013)

Pelan #16:
Title: “Jerry & Me” (2013)- 38 min
Director: Mehrnaz SaeedVafa
August 13, 2015
Simon Fraser university

Jerry and Me


Iranian filmmaker Mehrnaz Saeedvafa examines questions of identity utilizing a surprising metaphor: the comedies of Jerry Lewis. While a young girl in pre-revolutionary Tehran, Saeedvafa was fascinated by the spastic Jewish funnyman who was often dubbed into Farsi. Years later, she reconsiders all things Jerry in the light of an uncomfortable personal encounter.

Followed by post-screening Q&A session with director.