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    Scaffolding

    Directed by Matan Yair
    Israel/Poland | 90 minutes | World Cinema Now

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    Scaffolding

    Directed by Matan Yair
    Israel/Poland | 90 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • View Trailer

    Scaffolding

    Directed by Matan Yair
    Israel/Poland | 90 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • View Trailer

    Scaffolding

    Directed by Matan Yair
    Israel/Poland | 90 minutes | World Cinema Now

This gripping, realist drama centers on Asher, a remedial high school student who struggles with his matriculation exams, anger management issues and his working-class father’s expectations. Despite his difficulties with reading, Asher finds his worldview expanded by Rami, his literature teacher.

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January 5, 2018 10:30 AM Camelot Theatres Tickets not available
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January 10, 2018 6:00 PM Palm Canyon Theatre Tickets not available
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film synopsis

Asher, a remedial high school student, struggles with his matriculation exams, anger management issues and his father’s expectations, even as Rami, Asher’s literature teacher, broadens his narrow worldview. This gripping, realist drama stands out among current Israeli cinema, focusing on Israel’s underclass—kids from blue-collar, Sephardic families.

The belligerent and inappropriate Asher has trouble reading as well as with impulse control. His tough, shrewd father employs him in the family scaffolding business, understanding that physical labor helps to channel his son’s energy and aggression and manage his short temper. At school, Asher overhears Rami assigning homework to another group of students, asking them to devise questions for their parents. The assignment inspires him, especially given his fraught relationship with his stern father. But when a sudden tragedy occurs, Asher spirals out of control in his search for a truth he can understand. Scaffolding is based in part on writer/director Matan Yair’s own teaching experience.

film details

Country: Israel/Poland
Year: 2017
Running Time: 90 minutes
Language: Hebrew (deaf-friendly)
Subtitles: Yes
Awards: Aaron Emanuel Award, Best Cinematography- Honorable Mention, Haggiag Award, Best Israeli Feature, Jerusalem Film Festival; Best Supporting Actor for Ami Smolartchik; Awards of the Israeli Film Academy (Ophir Awards)
Director: Matan Yair
Producers: Stanislaw Dziedzic, Leon Edery, Moshe Edery, Gal Greenspan, Roi Kurland
Principal Cast: Asher Lax, Ami Smolartchik, Yaacov Cohen, Keren Berger
Cinematographers: Bartosz Bieniek
Editor: Dov Stoyer
Screenwriter: Matan Yair

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