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Etgar Keret (writer) & Shira Geffen (film director) Japan Tour


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Etgar Keret (writer) & Shira Geffen (film director) Japan Tour

From October 11th to 22nd, Israeli short novelist Etgar Keret and film director / actress Shira Geffen (the couple) will visit Japan for the KONAN Premier Project organized by the Konan University. Their talk events (Tokyo / Kobe) and film festivals (Tokyo / Kyoto / Kobe) will be held, and Keret's latest work, "Glitch at the Edge of the Galaxy" which won the Sapir Prize (Israel's most prestigious literary award) in 2019, will be published by Kawade Shobo Shinsha.

<Literary Event>

Date and time: October 12 (Saturday) 18: 00-20: 00  「Beyond "interesting"」

Venue: Konan University Network Campus Tokyo (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 1-7-12 Sapian Tower 10F)

Cast: Etrgar Keret, Shira Geffen

18: 00-18: 45 first episode of "Middleman" screening

19: 00-20: 00 Etgar Keret, Shira Geffen, Interview (Hearing: Akimoto Takashi)

Date: October 13 (Sun) 15: 00- (There is a signing session, and around 18 o'clock)

A book『Fly Already (Ginga no Hateno Otoshiana) 』publication memorial Talk Event

「Etgar Keret reveals the truth behind reality」

Venue: Kinokuniya Bookstore Shinjuku Main Store 9th floor Event Space

Cast: Etgar Keret (Writer) × Kuramoto Saori (book reviewer / writer)

Date: October 19 (Saturday) 10: 30-17: 00

「Beyond "Interesting": The Power of the Story That Illuminates Life」

Venue: Konan University Okamoto Campus Kamechikan

(Kobe City Higashinata Ward Okamoto 8-chome 9-1)

Cast: Etrgar Keret, Shira Geffen, Kanako Nishi 

10: 30-12: 00 "Middleman" (Part 1) screening

13: 00-14: 30 "Middleman" (rear part) screening

14: 30-15: 00 Shira Geffen talks about "Middleman"

15: 20-17: 00 Talk event 「Beyond "Interesting": The Power of the Story That Illuminates Life」

<Film Festival>

Date: October 16 (Kyoto) 17th (Kobe)

※ Please contact each theater for details on screening programs and entrance fee.

·Kyoto Demachiza (Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Kamigyouku-ku Miyoshityo 133): October 5 (Sat) -February 18 (Fri)

· Kobe Motomachi Cinema (Kobe City Chuouku Motomachi Douri 4-chome 1-12): October 12 (Sat) -Oct. 18 (Fri)

· Tokyo Vacant (Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 3-20-13): October 25 (Fri) -February (Sun)

Screening works (planned):

* 「Etgar Keret: based on a True Story」 (2017) 

Director: Stefan Course

2018 International Emmy Awards Art Division Winner

* 「Jellyfish」 (2007) 

Director: Etrgar Keret & Shira Geffen

2007 Cannes International Film Festival Camera Doll Winner

* 「Wristcutters: A Love Story」(2007) 

Director: Goran Dukić

Original novel: "Kneler's Summer Camp" (Etgar Keret)

* 「Middleman (first part / later part)」" (2019)

Director / Screenplay: Etgar Keret & Shira Geffen



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