Directed by Matan Yair
Israel, Poland | 2017 | 93 min | drama | Hebrew
17-year – old Asher has always been the impulsive troublemaker, from primary school, all through junior high and high school. It’s hard for him to concentrate in class, and he is compelled by a lot of rage and violence; yet he is also endowed with a considerable amount of charm and street wisdom. While his strict father sees him as a natural successor to the family’s scaffolding business, Asher finds a different masculine role model in his gentle literature teacher Rami and forges a special connection with him. Torn between the two worlds, Asher looks for a chance for a new life and new identity. When a sudden tragedy occurs, he has to take the ultimate test of maturity.
Cast & Crew
Director: Matan Yair
Screenplay: Matan Yair
Cinematography: Bartosz Bieniek
Editing: Dov Steuer
Cast: Asher Lax (Asher), Ami Smolarchik (Rami), Yaacov Cohen (Milo), Keren Berger (Shira)
Producers: Gal Greenspan (Green Productions), Roi Kurland (Green Productions), Stanisław Dziedzic (Film Produkcja)
Moshe Edery (United King Films), Leon Edery (United King Films)
Festivals & Awards
Toronto International Film Festival
Jerusalem Film Festival Aaron Emanuel Award – Best Cinematography – Honorable Mention, Best Israeli Feature, Best Actor – Asher Lax
Raindance International Film Festival
Zurich International Film Festival
Chicago International Film Festival
Sao Paulo International Film Festival
Singapore International Film Festival – Special Mention
Tbilisi International Film Festival – Special Mention
Awards of the Israeli Film Academy – Award of the Israeli Film Academy – Best Supporting Actor
A small film with a big heart! (…) A sharply drawn study of the father-son dynamic (…) Bringing depth and poignancy to what could have otherwise been a familiar tale.
“Scaffolding” is a naturalistic pearl.
“Scaffolding” is a pearl: one of the most beautiful and interesting films that were ever made in Israel.
Avner Shavit, Walla