Born in 1967, Etgar Keret is the most popular writer among Israeli youth today. Bestsellers in Israel, his books (Missing Kissinger, Kneller`s Happy Campers, Anihu) have received international acclaim and a number of his stories, translated in thirty languages, have also been adapted for the stage and the screen all aver the world. His first short movie, Skin Deep (1996, 40’), won prizes at several international film festivals, and was awarded the 1997 Israeli Oscar.
Tel-Aviv, today. At her wedding reception, Keren breaks a leg. And bang goes the Caribbean honeymoon. A strange little girl comes out of the sea and follows Batya like a shadow until Batya’s life changes forever. Joy is a maid from the Philippines. She works for a tough old lady and unintendently reconciles her with her daughter. This is a composite film, made of scraps of humanity, like so many messages in a bottle, verging on the absurd. A portrait of a messy world in which everyone scrape by as best they can, looking for love, for something to remember or to forget. Such is life in Tel-Aviv. More