Russian Jews: Film Two—1914 - 1948 captures a 30-year period of significant Jewish participation in every domain of Soviet political and cultural life including Leon Trotsky's role as the founder of the Red Army; artist Marc Chagall's early career; the first Soviet popular music stars; writers, with Isaac Babel in the lead, and other figures and fates, without which the grandiose Soviet ‘project’ is impossible to understand.
Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story
France, Israel, Netherlands, USA, 2017
In this fiction documentary hybrid, Stephane Kaas and Rutger Lemm investigate why storytelling is an essential aspect of Etgar Keret’s life.
In his stories, celebrated Israeli writer and filmmaker Etgar Keret plays with fantasy and reality. His own life, too, seems like a modern fairytale. In this fiction documentary hybrid, Stephane Kaas and Rutger Lemm investigate why storytelling is an essential aspect of Keret’s life.
A charming and moving homage to the magic of artfully woven fantasies, Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story is skillfully pieced together with joyous animated sequences from Keret’s stories, and interviews from those who know the man best; Jonathan Safran Foer, Gary Shteyngart and Ira Glass among them.
67 mins / English
Director — Stephane Kaas