Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story

In his extremely short stories, the Israeli writer Etgar Keret plays an impressive game with fantasy and reality. The story of his life, too, sounds like a modern fairy tale. In this hybrid documentary Stephane Kaas and Rutger Lemm investigate why telling lies is essential to Keret’s survival.

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Israeli Press:
The Times of Israel

Dutch Press:
Interview on the film (in Dutch): Radio 4 Opium, Nooit Meer Slapen
Review in De Groene Amsterdammer
eview in De Volkskrant
Review in Het Parool, 15 June 2017:

Two scenes from the movie:


Screenings 2017: 
5-14 October - Haifa Film Festival, Israel - Between Jewishness and Israeliness Competition - TICKETS
16 October - Cameri Theatre, Tel Aviv, Israel - TICKETS
11 November - Singapore Writers Festival, Singapore
14 & 15 November - Cinematheque Tel Aviv, Israel
19 November - Jewish International Film Festival, Sydney, Australia

17 May: Filmhallen, Amsterdam
18 May: Ketelhuis, Amsterdam
19 May: Kino, Rotterdam
20 May: Brakke Grond, Das Mag-festival, Amsterdam
28 May: Ketelhuis, Amsterdam
31 May: LUX, Nijmegen
13 June: FC Hyena, Amsterdam
14 June: Het Literatuurhuis, Utrecht
22 June: Focus, Arnhem - Nieuwe Types Festival
August & September - De Balie, Amsterdam
23-24 September - Nederlands Film Festival Utrecht, the Netherlands - Gouden Kalf Competition