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Matan Yair’s 'Scaffolding' deconstructs the father-son relationship

It's the exoskeleton that protects a building at the stage of construction but “Scaffolding” takes on a poetic sense in Matan Yair's debut feature, serving as a poignant coming-of-age metaphor. The Israeli director tells us how he first encountered the protagonist, Asher Lax, in the classroom when Yair was his teacher. With his film showing in this year’s edition of Paris’s Israeli Film Festival, we talk about the controversy surrounding cultural boycotts and the clash between art and ideology.

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