Magazine article Screen International

Cannes ACID Entry 'Scaffolding' Lands US Deal (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Cannes ACID Entry 'Scaffolding' Lands US Deal (Exclusive)

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Theatrical release set for September 2018.

Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North American rights to Matan Yair’s debut Israeli feature Scaffolding, which premiered in the Cannes ACID showcase.

The film will open theatrically in New York and other markets in September 2018, followed by a DVD and VOD release.

Scaffolding premiered in the independent showcase staged by France’s Association for the Diffusion of Independent Cinema and centres on a 17-year-old troublemaker groomed by his father to inherit the family scaffolding business who forms a special connection with his literature teacher.

In its Cannes review last summer Screen described the film as ”a sharply drawn study of the father-son dynamic.” Newcomer Asher Lax stars alongside Ami Smolartchik and Yaacov Cohen.

Gal Greenspan and Roi Kurland of Green Productions produced Scaffolding with coproduction partner Stanislaw Dziedzic of Film Produkcja and United King. …

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