Zeitgeist Films | Jellyfish
Etgar Keret, Shira Geffen
Film Info
78 mins
In Hebrew
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Sound: Dolby SRD
Rating: Not Rated
Etgar Keret

Born in Tel Aviv in 1967, Etgar Keret is one of Israel’s most acclaimed contemporary authors. His books, which are bestsellers in Israel, have also received international acclaim and have been published in 22 languages.

His collection The Nimrod Flipout was chosen by the L.A. Times and the Boston Phoenix as one of the best books of 2006. In 2007 he was shortlisted for “the world’s richest short story award”, the Frank O’Connor prize, for his collection Missing Kissinger. In Israel he has received the Book Publishers Association’s Platinum Prize several times, as well as the Prime Minister’s Prize, and the Ministry of Culture’s Cinema Prize.

Over 40 short films have been based on his stories. The upcoming American independent feature film Wristcutters: A Love Story, which premiered at Sundance, was adapted from his novella Kneller’s Happy Campers.

As a filmmaker himself, Keret’s first short film Skin Deep (1996, 40 mins) won prizes at several international film festivals, and was awarded an Israeli Oscar.

Jellyfish is his first feature film as a director. As well as winning the Camera D’Or at Cannes he and his partner Shira Geffen won the Best Director Award from the French Artists and Writers’ Guild.

Keret is also a lecturer in the film department at Tel Aviv University.

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Shira Geffen

Born in 1971, scriptwritter and Jellyfish co-director Shira Geffen is an acclaimed writer of children’s books and stageplays. Her plays have been performed in Israel and abroad.

Partners in life and in their work, Etgar and Shira are maverick spirits of the Israeli artistic scene.