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In the borderland between fiction and truth

Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story
Regissør: Stephane Kaas
(Nederland)

Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story is as playful as the man it portrays. 

The documentary about Etgar Keret has an unusual approach to an unusual writer. With a mix of interviews, fiction scenes and animation, is Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story no typical biographical film. Instead, it is a very entertaining portrait that shows Keret's lively personality, and depicts the processes in his mind as stories come into being.

Common fascination

Director Stephen Kaas and screenwriter Rutger Lemm have known each other since school days, and both grew up with Keret's stories. When, fifteen years later, they decided to make this documentary about him, the result testifies to both their enthusiasm and love for Keret's work. The Israeli author appears as a fabulous storyteller with a personality larger than life. His stories are surreal, and with surprising twists and unexpected endings, they make you. . .

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Bianca-Olivia Nita
Nita is a freelance journalist and critic for Ny Tid.

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