2019 Denver Jewish Film Festival encore!

Director: Stephane Kaas
2017/France, Israel, Netherlands, USA/67 minutes/English

People from all over the world have come to love Israeli writer Etgar Keret for his surreal short stories and his hilarious live performances. As The Guardian wrote: “Spending time with him is like entering the world of his stories: suddenly, everything seems slightly off-kilter, full of comic potential.”

When two young Dutch filmmakers set out to make a film about Etgar Keret’s stories, they knew they had to make use of many different techniques to truly show how his mind works. Through animations of his stories, re-enactments of his anecdotes, peeks behind the scenes and interviews with family and friends (Jonathan Safran Foer and Ira Glass among them) in Tel Aviv and New York, they try to find out why Keret’s constant storytelling has kept him alive.

Check out the trailer for the film here.

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