Suddenly a Knock on the Door
A writer is sitting alone amid the heap of rubble that was once his room, his life. Suddenly, a knock on the door: three despairing people come up to him in their search for solace and demand that he does what he has decided never to do again – tell a story. Left with no choice, the writer takes them into his narrative world, where he hopes they will understand the price he pays for the stories they want to hear.
Etgar Keret’s short stories are resurrected through PuppetCinema Zvi Sahar’s unique theatrical language that employs a combination of video, puppets, and actors. Keret’s unique writing that weaves the most mundane with the wild and the fantastic, the humoristic with the painful, becomes a battlefield between the writer and the people seeking to force his stories out of him. All of this in a production that touches upon essential questions regarding the complex relations between solace and escape, and between power and art.