Talya Lavie • Israel • 2014 • A humorous portrait about female camaraderie in the Israeli army.
Zohar and Daffi are best friends, stationed at a remote outpost while they complete their mandatory military service. They deflect from the tedium of their days by playing video games, singing pop songs, and dreaming of their lives back in Tel Aviv—much to the chagrin of their superior, Rama, whose aspirations of a military career are thwarted at every turn by her platoon of thoroughly unambitious soldiers.
Steeped in a particular form of humor that ambles between slapstick and satire, Zero Motivation paints a unique portrait of female camaraderie and lassitude. Talya Lavie's first film premiered at BFI London, Göteborg, and Tribeca Film Festival, where it won Best Narrative Feature.