Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story


Brattle Theatre Thu, Nov 15, 2018 6:30 PM
JCC Riemer-Goldstein Theater Sat, Nov 17, 2018 6:30 PM
Film Info
Director(s):Stephane Kaas
United States
Language:English and Hebrew
Running Time:70 min
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:Massachusetts
Sponsored By:Israeli American Council


Etgar Keret’s surrealist short stories are read and loved around the world. So, when two young Dutch filmmakers set out to make a film about Keret, they decided to emulate his surrealist style. Through animations of his stories, reenactments of his anecdotes, and interviews with family and friends (including author Jonathan Safran Foer and NPR host Ira Glass), this unique documentary brings to light one of the most renowned Israeli writers of our time.


Followed by a conversation with director Stephane Kaas and writer/co-director Rutger Lemm, moderated by Ed Symkus, film critic and feature writer for The Boston Globe and GateHouse Media (Nov. 15)


Followed by a conversation with writer/co-director Rutger Lemm, moderated by Lital Carmel, Regional Director, IAC Boston (Nov. 17)


Sponsored by the Israeli American Council