Sunday 05 April 2020

Emmy for Dutch production about Israeli storyteller Etgar Keret

A still from the winning production

The American International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has awarded an International Emmy to a Dutch public television production at Monday night’s gala in New York.

In Etgar Keret – Een waargebeurd verhaal (Etgar Keret – A true story), which was entered in the Arts Programme category, director Stephane Kaas explores what makes Israeli author Etgar such a compelling storyteller.

Kaas was given the award by Madam Secretary actor Erich Bergen. ‘It came as such a surprise that I was in a bit of a daze for the rest of the evening,’ Kaas told

Another Dutch nomination, an EO entry for best documentary, lost out to the BBC’s Goodbye Aleppo.  Gert-Jan de Vries, whose daughter Puck is severely disabled, recorded the ups and downs of his family for the last 20 years.

It is not the first time a Dutch television production wins an Emmy. Youth film Alles Mag (Anything goes) was given the prestigious prize in 2015. has been free for 13 years, but now we are asking our readers to help. Your donation will enable us to keep providing you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch.
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