Scaffolding, directed by Matan Yair (and previously reviewed on this blog) won the award for best Israeli feature film at the Jerusalem Film Festival, this past week. The film also took the prize for Best Actor and garnered an honorable mention for Best Cinematography.
Scaffolding world premiered in Cannes’ ACID Selection and is distributed internationally by New Europe Film Sales.
The jury commented that the award was given for the following reasons: "For a film that combines the reality of a group of teenagers
and the will of questioning cinema and the role of filmmaking. For its capacity of capturing the
tenderness sometimes behind these kids' violence, their capacity for love, their surprising
imagination, in a society that places them in a marginal role forever."