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Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story

Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story

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.

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    Stephane Kaas

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