Sometimes the brightest gems of the festival season, and of the year, are found outside the high profile venues of Venice, Telluride, TIFF, and NYFF. And certainly for The Playlist this year, one of the most memorable films we saw was Israeli comedy “Zero Motivation,” which screened earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival (where it won the Narrative Prize award). The good news is that you can catch up with the film at theaters very soon, and the first trailer is here.
Winner of six Israeli Film Academy awards including Best Director, Best Actress and Best Editing, the film is presented in three chapters, following a trio of women stationed in a remote Israeli desert, fulfilling their obligatory military service and thus without much to do. It’s a critical comedy about Israel’s military culture with an anti-authoritarian vibe, in a movie Rodrigo Perez called in his review “surprisingly insightful” and “really funny.”
“Zero Motivation” opens on December 3rd. Watch below.