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Section: International Competition
Country: Israel /Poland
Year: 2017

 

Pigumim (Scaffolding)

color/ 93 minutes

Director: Matan Yair. Screenplay: Matan Yair. Cinematography: Bartosz Bieniek. Editing: Dov Steuer. Music: Yishai Adar. Cast: Keren Berger, Ami Smolartchik, Jacob Cohen, Asher Lax.

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.

Production:
Green Productions
Film Produkcja
United King Films
World Sales:
New Europe Film Sales

Matan Yair

Matan Yair (b. 1977) is a filmmaker, an author and a high school history and literature teacher. He's a graduate 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. SCAFFOLDING is his first feature film and was selected in the ACID progrmme at Cannes 2017.

 

 

 

Filmography:

2008 Katuv Lecha Bateudat Zehut She'any Aba Shelcha (Documentary)
2011 Winter Clothes (Short)
2017 Scaffolding