Etgar Keret documentary showing in Jerusalem

The film is an offbeat look at Keret’s creative process and his life.

December 5, 2017 23:18
Etgar Keret

sraeli author Etgar Keret. (photo credit: EWA SZATYBELKO/ETGARKERET.COM)


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The charming, unconventional documentary Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story will be shown at the Jerusalem Cinematheque tonight at 6:45 p.m. and December 9 at 7:15 p.m. The film, by Dutch directors Stephane Kaas and Rutger Lemm, premiered at the Haifa International Film Festival last fall.

The film is an offbeat look at Keret’s creative process and his life, and features appearances by Keret’s wife, Shira Geffen; his son, Lev, and other family members; and some of his literary and artistic colleagues from abroad, including Jonathan Safran Foer, Gary Shteyngart and Ira Glass. The film is a real treat for anyone who enjoys Keret’s work. There will be additional screenings in Haifa on December 26 and 28. On February 1, the film will be shown at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque and the event will include a conversation with Keret.

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