WATCH: New Documentary Explores Etgar Keret’s World

“Etgar in person is very much like he is on the page, always telling extremely short stories,” Jonathan Safran Foer says, in a new trailer for the upcoming documentary “Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story.”

Keret, an Israeli author, has gained a reputation for having a more creative approach to reality than most. In his recent memoir “The Seven Good Years,” for instance, he recounted his first approach to book signings: “I created my own genre: fictitious book dedications. If the books themselves are pure fiction, why should the dedication be true?”

“Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story,” produced by the Amsterdam-based BALDR Film, will give fans a chance to see things from Keret’s perspective. While the documentary doesn’t yet have a United States release date, get a taste with the trailer below.

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Talya Zax

Talya Zax

Talya Zax is the Forward’s deputy culture editor. Contact her at or on Twitter, @TalyaZax.

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