"World Cinema: Israel"

My book, "World Cinema: Israel" (originally published in 1996) is available from Amazon on "Kindle", with an in-depth chapter comparing and analyzing internationally acclaimed Israeli films up to 2010.

Want to see some of the best films of recent years? Just scroll down to "best films" to find listings of my recommendations.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Scaffolding by Matan Yair Wins a Big Award

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."

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