Imaginative portrait of Israeli writer Etgar Keret, who plays a game with fantasy and reality in his short stories. Why is telling made-up stories so vital to him?

In his very short stories, Israeli writer Etgar Keret plays an impressive game with fantasy and reality. His own life story also comes across as a modern fairy tale. This hybrid documentary combines interviews with animations of his fictional stories and reconstructions of his anecdotes. The film explores why telling made-up stories is essential for Keret’s survival. Besides Keret, other writers are introduced, such as Jonathan Safran Foer and radio personality Ira Glass (This American Life).

Title: Etgar Keret: een waargebeurd verhaal
Year: 2017
Duration : 1 hour, 7 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2017

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