World Cinema



Year 2017
Runtime 93 mins
Language Hebrew
Canadian Premiere

A simple life becomes complicated when a literature teacher challenges a delinquent student to open his mind and test his boundaries.

Asher is a young man trapped in emotional turmoil. At school, he is no star pupil, fighting with teachers and struggling through most of his classes – except for literature. Rami, the literature teacher, connects with Asher and challenges him in a way no one else has – daring him to test his limits. At home, Asher’s ailing father feels he is destined to inherit the family scaffolding business. Milo strives to impress upon his son the value of honest hard work and the honour inherent to his simple life. Torn between family obligation and personal aspirations, the death of a mentor will change Asher’s life forever.

The latest offering from Israeli director Matan Yair (WINTER CLOTHES), SCAFFOLDING draws from his own nine-year experience as a literature teacher, and the impact he hopes to have on future generations and the world beyond the schoolhouse walls.


Israel Poland
Jerusalem Film Festival, Aaron Emanuel Award; Jerusalem Film Festival, Haggiag Award Best Israeli Feature
Cannes - ACID Showcase, Jerusalem Film Festival
Matan Yair
Gal Greenspan, Roi Kurland, Stanislaw Dziedzic, Moshe Edery, Leon Edery
Matan Yair
Bartosz Bieniek
Dov Steuer
Production Design
Nitzan Zifrut
Yishai Adar
Asher Lax, Ami Smolarchik, Yaacov Cohen, Keren Berger