Lisa Schwarzbaum
April 04, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Jellyfish

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
78 minutes
Limited Release Date
04/25/08
performer
Nikol Leidman, Sarah Adler, Gera Sandler
director
Shira Geffen, Etgar Keret
distributor
Zeitgeist Films
author
Shira Geffen
genre
Foreign Language, Drama

We gave it a B+

Marvelously inventive, often-ironic Israeli storyteller Etgar Keret and his life- and workmate, Shira Geffen, spin in Jellyfish a dreamy, arty, alluringly cockeyed tale involving three unrelated women in Tel Aviv, a mysterious little girl, and the power of the sea — an element central to Tel Aviv life and psyche. The seemingly random movement of the title’s slippery, stinging creatures applies to the direction of the characters’ lives, as well as to the delicate, carefully crafted shape of the movie, which won the Camera d’Or at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. B+

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