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"Outside" screenings outside

The video dance "Outside" was created by Choreographer Inbal Pinto and Etgar Keret during the initial Covid-19 related lockdowns around the world, and was remotely performed by Moran Muller in Israel, and Mirai Moriyama in Japan. When lockdown regulations gradually eased, the only way to allow public screenings was by video projections on outside walls in Israel, Japan, USA and Germany, which went well with the post-lockdown awkwardness the work was dealing with.

"The Middleman"

“The Middleman“, an Arte mini-series starring Mathieu Amalric, written and directed by Etgar Keret and Shira Geffen, has premiered on the Arte channel May 7th 2020.

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A conversation is like a tunnel dug under the prison floor that you patiently and painstakingly scoop out with a spoon. It has one purpose: to get you away from where you are right now.

"Car Concentrate"

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The Upgraded Me

In an overwhelming, unpredictable world, our virtual selves offer an appealing existential strategy.

— Illustration: Diego Patiño

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Words Without Borders, 2010

I believe that there is a truth. I believe it is very difficult to articulate that truth. I try to go in that direction, but I don’t pretend I will get there.

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New York Times, 2012

For Keret, the creative impulse resides not in a conscious devotion to the classic armature of fiction (character, plot, theme, etc.) but in an allegiance to the anarchic instigations of the subconscious. His best stories display a kind of irrepressible dream logic

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