Etgar Keret in Conversation


May 17, 2022 / 20.30

For the first time in Turkey, Pera Film presents a retrospective of Etgar Keret, a well-known short story writer, filmmaker and screenwriter, with a screening program of the films he directed, as well as TV series and films based on his stories. Striking Daily Lives: Etgar Keret program combines TV series and films to offer audiences an audiovisual journey through the world of Keret with both physical and online screenings, exploring how his stories offer a natural tone while being so striking at the same time, how he turns his real life experiences into fiction as well as the milestones such as how he was prompted to become an author after his close friend’s suicide.

Presented as part of the program Etgar Keret will be in conversation following the screening of Jellyfish at 19:00 on Tuesday, May 17.

Born in Ramat Gan, Israel, in 1967, Etgar Keret is the most popular writer among Israel's young generation and has also received international acclaim. He has been published in The New York Times, Le Monde, The New Yorker, The Guardian, The Paris Review and Zoetrope, among others, and over 40 short movies have been based on his stories. Keret resides in Tel Aviv and lectures at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He received the Book Publishers Association's Platinum Prize several times. In 2007, Keret and Shira Geffen won the Cannes Film Festival's "Camera d'Or" Award for their movie Jellyfish, and Best Director Award of the French Artists and Writers' Guild. Keret's books have been published abroad in 42 languages in 45 countries.

The talk will be in English with simultaneous Turkish translation. Free admissions. Limited space, drop in, no reservations.



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