Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story
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Festival in Media
Section: Literature and cinema
Country: France Israel, Netherlands, USA
Year: 2018

Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story

67 minutes/color



Director: Stephane Kaas

Screenplay: Rutger Lemm & Stephane Kaas

Cinematographer: Diderik Evers

Editing: Stephane Kaas, Ruben van der Hammen

Producer: Katja Draaijer & Frank Hoeve




World sales:

Margaret Stanneveld, NPO- Nederlandse Publieke Omroep Sales




In his short stories, Israeli writer Etgar Keret plays with fantasy and reality. His own life, too, seems a modern fairy tale. In this hybrid documentary, Stephane Kaas and Rutger Lemm investigate why storytelling is an essential aspect of Keret’s life.




Stephane Kaas

Stephane Kaas is a Dutch filmmaker who studied both the Art Academy (Rietveld Academy) and the Dutch Film Academy (NFTA). He has made several short documentaries, fiction films and satirical films that were screened online, on tv and on film festivals around the world. His first feature documentary is Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story.



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