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A Room of His Own

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(A Room of His Own)

81 mins

Year of production: 2023

Hebrew with English subtitles

Written and directed by Matan Yair

Production companies:

Green Productions (Israel) Tempesta (Italy)


Producers: Maya Fischer, Roi Kurland, Gal Greenspan

Co Producers: Carlo Cresto-Dina, Valeria Jamonte, Ilaria Malagutti, Manuela Melissano

Director of photography: Shai Skiff

Executive Producers: Moshe Edery, Leon Edery

Co Producer: Roni Shamiss

Associate Producer: Alona Refua

Script Editor: Arik Lahav Leibovich

Casting Director: Emmanuelle Mayer

Original Music: Massimo Zamboni

Sound Design: Riccardo Spagnol

Re-Recording Mixer: Nadia Paone

Art Director: Hefi Bohem

Costume Design: Carmel Meir

Make Up Artist: Shelly Leiber
Post Producers: Itai Jamshy, Primo De Santis, Rona Cohen

Editor: Dov Steuer

Online Editor: Yoav Raz


Gilad Lederman

Yarden Bar-Kochba

Dror Keren

Israel Bright

Neta Roth


Uri makes a mistake during his army interview – he tells the truth. He reveals that he's been sharing a room with his mother, his father is about to leave them, and he doesn't think he'll fit in the army. In his last year of high school, Uri will have to forge his path in life and find a room of his own.

Director's Biography

Matan Yair’s award-winning debut feature, Scaffolding was based on his own life experiences. It world-premiered at Cannes 2017 in the Acid programme, which highlights works from emerging indie filmmakers, followed from Toronto Film festival. Yair studied directing and screenwriting at the Sam Spiegel School for Film and Television and Tel Aviv University and has previously made short films and a documentary. He wrote two novels published by Yediot Aharonot.


2017 – Scaffolding (Drama, 90 min) - The film premiered in Cannes 2017 (Acid) and TIFF 2017, won Best Film at Jerusalem FF 2017, as well as special mentions in Singapore FF and Tbilisi FF 2017, and was nominated for 8 Israeli Academy Awards. It gained rave reviews in Israel and outside and became the 2nd most viewed film in 2017 with nearly 200,000 admissions. It was sold so far to 5 territories including: France, US, Australia, Poland and China.

2019 - 2019 – Unseen (Drama, 70 min)

2020 – One on One (Drama TV Series, KAN: Israeli Public Broadcasting)


The Jerusalem Film Festival 2023

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