February 24, 2008

Notes from Around the Web

Poets & Writers previews Jellyfish, a film codirected by Israeli fiction writer Etgar Keret and his screenwriter wife, Shira Geffen. According to P & W, the film tells the interlocking stories of Batya, a waitress who takes in a child apparently abandoned at a local beach; Keren, a bride who breaks her leg at her own wedding; and Joy, a domestic worker who has abandoned her son in the Philippines. Shot in Tel Aviv, in Hebrew, Jellyfish was awarded the Camera d’Or for best debut feature at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and was an official selection of the Toronto International and Telluride film festivals." I'll be looking for it.
The Boston Globe interviews Russian cellist Natalia Gutman, who speaks, in part, about how being Jewish affected her artistic career in the former Soviet Union.
The Jewish Week's Sandee Brawarsky profiles Reva Mann (née Reva Unterman) and Mann's new memoir, The Rabbi's Daughter.

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