“This important movie shows that we haven’t even begun to speak about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” — Editor’s Choice, Time Out
Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story
France, Israel, Netherlands, USA, 2017
In this fiction documentary hybrid, Stephane Kaas and Rutger Lemm investigate why storytelling is an essential aspect of Etgar Keret’s life.
In his stories, celebrated Israeli writer and filmmaker Etgar Keret plays with fantasy and reality. His own life, too, seems like a modern fairytale. In this fiction documentary hybrid, Stephane Kaas and Rutger Lemm investigate why storytelling is an essential aspect of Keret’s life.
A charming and moving homage to the magic of artfully woven fantasies, Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story is skillfully pieced together with joyous animated sequences from Keret’s stories, and interviews from those who know the man best; Jonathan Safran Foer, Gary Shteyngart and Ira Glass among them.
67 mins / English
Director — Stephane Kaas