Scaffolding

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    Scaffolding

    Directed by

    Israel, Poland

    2017

    94 min

    Fiction

    17-year-old Asher is split between his charismatic teacher and his brash father, who wants him to take over his scaffolding business.

    Awards

    • The Robert Nissim Haggiag Award for best Israeli Feature Film, The Haggiag Award for Best Actor (Asher Lax), The Aaron Emanuel Award for Best Cinematography (Honorary Mention) - Jerusalem FF
    • Special Mention - Singapore IFF

    Festivals

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    Credits

    Cast
    Keren Berger
    Ami Smolartchik
    Jacob Cohen
    Asher Lax
    Screenplay
    Matan Yair
    Cinematography
    Bartosz Bieniek
    Production
    GREEN PRODUCTIONS
    Production
    FILM PRODUKCJA
    Sales
    NEW EUROPE FILM SALES

    Press

    A sharply drawn study of the father-son dynamic...deeply moving in its restraint.

    Nikki Baughan, Screen Daily

    Remarkable debut film.

    Vladan Petkovic, Cineuropa

    A small film with a big heart!

    Nikki Baughan, Screen Daily

    Scaffolding is a naturalistic pearl.

    Michaël Mélinard, L’humanite

    One of the most beautiful and interesting films that were ever made in Israel.

    Avner Shavit, Wal

    Matan Yair

    Matan Yair

    Israel

    Matan Yair (b. 1977) is a filmmaker, an author and a high school history and literature teacher. He’s agraduate of the screenwriting program at the Sam Spiegel Film & Television School in Jerusalem, as well as of the MFA directing program at Tel Aviv University. Matan’s literary and artistic work derives from his personal experiences and biography. His documentary film IT IS WRITTEN IN YOUR I.D. THAT I AM YOUR FATHER (2008) describes a process of growing intimacy between himself and his father, Mordechai, who left home when he was thirteen. The film participated in Haifa International Film Festival’s competitive section as well as other film festivals. Matan’s drama UNSEEN focuses on his experience working as a teacher in a class for kids who were rejected from the regular school system. In 2009, Matan published his first novel, which is built as a diary of ateenager who documents one dramatic year of his adolescence. The novel was awarded from the National Library of Israel, described by the jury as agroundbreaking work. SCAFFOLDING is his first feature film and was selected in the ACID progrmme at Cannes 2017.