Marianna Evenstein

MOVIE-MAKERS: Etgar Keret and his wife, Shira Geffen, co-directed 'Jellyfish,' which took home the Camera d?Or prize for best first feature at the 2007 Cannes International Film Festival.

Etgar Keret on Making 'Jellyfish'

Etgar Keret’s unconventional, often surreal and highly entertaining short stories have earned him an international reputation as one of Israel’s best contemporary writers. Now, he’s garnering acclaim as a film director. Keret and his wife, Shira Geffen — a playwright, theater director and actress — co-directed “Jellyfish,” which won the Camera d’Or prize for best first feature at the 2007 Cannes International Film Festival. The film, scripted by Geffen, has been enthusiastically received around the world and opens in select American theaters in April. (See the Forward’s article on the film here.)