Documentary. 67 min.
Synopsis: Tel Aviv writer and humorist Etgar Keret, the son of Holocaust survivors, is universally embraced for his quirky, charming personality and short tales about the absurdities of everyday life. Dutch filmmakers Stephane Kaas and Rutger Lemm create an appropriately funny, irreverent and creative documentary about him, weaving together animation of his favorite stories, street action and interviews to illuminate what experiences have shaped and made Keret tick. Warm, intimate conversations at home with his wife, Israeli actress/screenwriter/director and children’s book author Shira Geffen, and in cafes with friends like author Jonathan Safran Foer and This American Life’s Ira Glass (above, right) add to the intimacy and sense of place. Get ready to fall in love—with Etgar Keret, his work and his city!
Director: Stephane Kaas