By Paula Bernstein | Indiewire May 15, 2014 at 9:26AM
Zeitgeist Films has acquired the Israeli comedy, "Zero Motivation," which won the best narrative feature prize at the Tribeca Film Festival, from German sales group The Match Factory.
From first-time director Tayla Lavie, the film is set at a remote army base in the Israeli desert and follows a unit of female Israeli soldiers.
When the film premiered at Tribeca, it won the founders award for best narrative feature and the Nora Ephron prize honoring a female writer or filmmaker "with a distinctive voice.”
Comparing it to Robert Altman's classic "MASH," in his review of the film at Tribeca, Eric Kohn wrote, "it's a softly humorous and sad story about the frustrations of young women thrust into the military complex who air their grievances with snark."
"Zero Motivation" was produced by Eilon Ratzkovsky of July August Productions and France's Haut Et Court. The Match Factory is handling world sales and is screening the title for buyers in Cannes.