International House
3701 Chestnut Street

Saturday, March 29, 2008, 8:30 pm
Poignant, often witty and exceedingly cinematic, JELLYFISH tells the story of three very different Tel Aviv women (Noa Knoller,Sarah Adler and Ma-nenita De Latorre) whose intersecting stories weave an unlikely portrait of modern Israeli life.
Country: Israel
Release Date: 2007
Time: 78 minutes
Genre: Drama
Language: Hebrew with English subtitles
Director: Etgar Keret
Topics: Women in Israeli Society
Guest Speaker: Etgar Keret, Director Etgar Keret is an Israeli writer known for his short stories, graphic novels, and scriptwriting for film and television. Keret's writing style is lean, using everyday language, slang, and dialect. Often his stories are surreal, but believably so, leaving you in a curious world much like yours, where the boundaries of possibility are easily changing. His work has influenced many writers of his generation, as well as bringing a renewed surge in popularity for the short story form in Israel in the second half of the 1990s. Keret has received the Israeli Prime Minister's award for literature, as well as the Ministry of Culture's Cinema Prize. In 2006 he was chosen as an outstanding artist of the prestigious Israel Cultural Excellence Foundation.
Winner - Camera D'Or, Cannes Film Festival, 2007, Official selection - Toronto Film Festival, 2007.