Writer, Filmmaker Keret Speaks at Israeli Film Festival

Internationally acclaimed Israeli writer and filmmaker Etgar Keret (right) was the guest speaker for the screening of Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006), the final screening of the Spring Ring Family Israeli Film Festival on April 7. This dark comedy, directed by Goran Dukic, is an adaptation of Keret’s novella, “Kneller's Happy Campers,” a search for a lost love, newfound friends, and the continued quest for happiness in life and after life. Pictured at left is Jeremy Zwelling, associate professor of religion, emeritus.

 

Keret introduced the film, did a Q&A about the adaptation, and read a short story from his latest book of fiction, which will be published in the United States next year. Pictured, at left, is Magda Teter, the Jeremy Zwelling Associate Professor of Jewish Studies, associate professor of history, associate professor of feminist, gender and sexuality studies, associate professor of medieval studies; Keret, and Dalit Katz, adjunct assistant professor of religion and Jewish and Israel studies.

Keret has visited Wesleyan campus several times in the past and has taught a popular writing course as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Jewish and Israel Studies. He signed copies of his book following the screening. (Photos by David Low)