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by Matan Yair



Director: Matan Yair

Scriptwriter: Matan Yair

Cinematographer: Bartosz Bieniek

Editing: Dov Steuer

Sound: Oren Raviv, Mateusz Adamczyk, Sébastein Witkowski

Music: Ishai Adar

Cast: Asher Lax, Ami Smolarchik, Yaacov Cohen, Keren Berger

Green Productions
Film Produkcja
Gesher Multicultural Film Fund

Les Acacias
63 rue de Ponthieu
75 008 Paris
Tel: 0033 1 56 69 29 30
Mail: [email protected]


DCP, Colour, 88 min, OV Hebrew with French Subtitles

ACID Cannes 2017



Seventeen-year-old Asher has always been an impulsive and disruptive pupil. While his father considers him as the obvious successor for the family scaffolding business, Asher sees Rami, his literature teacher, as another fatherly image.
"I have been teaching literature for nine years in a secondary school, mainly to pupils in trouble or on probation. Almost without exception, these children came from a working-class background. I had violent, charming, brutal pupils full of scars and ready to fight for their survival. During years, I was totally convinced that my teaching would make them read, and that they would finally enjoy literature and appreciate its beauty. Yet, I was haunted by the probable risk that their experience in literature might end with their schooling; that would be the only moment in their life when they would read poems, short stories, theatre plays and novels. I started wondering about the interest of these classes. If someone asked the pupils what they learnt, what would they answer? What will remain from all these moments spent together?" Matan Yair
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