Produced by Yochanan Kredo for Israeli broadcaster Kan 11, ‘The Lesson’ is set around a social media confrontation.
Israeli drama The Lesson has won two prizes in this year’s Canneseries Longform Competition.
The series took the top prize for Best Series and Best Performance for co-lead Maya Landsman.
The Lesson looks at a conflict between a troubled teacher, Amir (Doron Ben-David), and Lian (Landsmann), a rebellious and equally troubled student, over issues of racism. Their confrontation has all kinds of repercussions and even draws national attention, as the two are invited to debate on a television show.
Other cast members include Dvir Benedek, Irit Kaplan, Ronit Apel and Alma Zack. The show was produced by Yochanan Kredo at Jasmine TV for Kan 11 and was written by Deakla Keydar and directed by Eitan Zur (Asylum City).
Federation Entertainment has picked up global sales on the six-part drama.
The Canneseries awards were handed out at a gala event in Cannes, which also marked the closing night of MIPTV.