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Scaffolding (2018)

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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.

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Critic Reviews for Scaffolding

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

A troubled student is challenged by his literature teacher, who aims to open his narrow worldview to other possibilities.

September 22, 2017 | Full Review…
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A tough and moving educational drama.

September 15, 2017 | Full Review…

A small film with a big heart.

August 1, 2018 | Full Review…

From the unexpectedly cool colour palette to the observations on class and Jewish immigration, writer/director Matan Yair's worthy coming of age drama manages to reveal contemporary Israel in a different light.

April 1, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Scaffolding shuns moments of easy drama, but the film is still incapable of crafting more complicated ones to replace them, as Yair remains too beholden to the script's muted twists and turns to devote much attention to ambiguity or atmosphere.

November 14, 2017 | Full Review…

There is a feeling of authenticity about the film: Yair knows these kids and teachers, and he never sacrifices the story to make a point.

November 2, 2017 | Full Review…

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