Set in a small city outside Tel Aviv, Scaffolding centres on the gifted but troubled student Asha (Asher Lax), who spends his days hanging out and ignoring his education.
At home, Asha’s single father Milo (Yaacov Cohen) pressures him to take over his scaffolding business, and while the two share a close relationship, emotional tensions are never far from the surface. When charismatic literature teacher, Rami (Ami Smolarchik), arrives, Asha is inspired to rethink his destiny and imagine more for himself. When a sudden tragedy strikes, he must decide what path he’ll walk.
Premiering at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival (ACID showcase) and a hit at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival, Scaffolding won Best Israeli Feature Film and Best Actor at the 2017 Jerusalem Film Festival.
This screening will be followed by a panel discussion hosted by Teach For Australia. Exploring global issues in education and the reality of inequity in Australian schools, the discussion will be moderated by Elizabeth Cullen, and include teachers Brigitte Rogan and Geoff Matheson.
Scaffolding will screen at ACMI Cinemas and Classic Cinema Elsternwick from April 5.