Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story


Film Info
Director(s):Stephane Kaas
Country:Netherlands, France, Israel, United States
Language:English and Hebrew with subtitles
Running Time:70 min
Type of Film:Documentary


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 pre-recorded Q&A with director Stephane Kaas


Co-Presented with the Boston University Hebrew Program 


Supported in part by an Arts Grant from the BU Arts Initiative – Office of the Provost,