Female soldiers rarely get the big-screen attention they deserve. Talya Lavie, who mined her own experiences in the Israeli army to make her feature debut, finally gives women in the military their due — while retaining her droll, gimlet-eyed perspective — in Zero Motivation.
And now the winner of the Tribeca Film Festival’s Best Narrative Feature prize has a trailer. Zero Motivation seems to take place largely in an all-female office, where subtle power struggles play out daily and quiet humiliations are the norm.
In an interview with Women and Hollywood, Lavie described her film as “a comi-tragic glimpse into Israeli military society” and “a universal coming-of-age story about friendship and young persons’ dreams and fears.”
Zero Motivation opens December 3.