Bart and Greg's DVD Explosion! Picks at Frontier: Zero Motivation
Join us while we team up with Bart, of Bart and Greg's DVD Explosion!, who will be curating a new film series with specific intent for discussion and study. Each film will include a brief introduction by Bart, as well as a moderated Q&A after each screening.
Co-sponsored by the Maine Jewish Film Festival: Zero Motivation
Directed by Talya Lavie
Starring Dana Ivgy, Nelly Tagar, Shani Klein
Hebrew with English subtitles
1 hr 37 mins, rated NR
A smash hit in Israel and winner of the Best Narrative Feature Award at the Tribeca Film Festival, Zero Motivation is a unique, sharply observed, sometimes dark and often hilarious portrait of everyday life for a unit of young, female soldiers in a remote Israeli desert outpost. Playing out like M*A*S*H meets Orange is the New Black, Talya Lavie's brilliant debut details the power struggles of three women with different agendas and very little to do. Pencil-pushers in the Human Resources Office, best friends Zohar (Dana Ivgy) and Daffi (Nelly Tagar) spend their time playing video games, singing pop songs, jousting with stationery and dreaming of Tel Aviv. The indolent twosome are watched over by their aspiring senior officer, Rama (Shani Klein), who dreams of a higher position and a significant military career, but with a platoon of unskilled, idle, female soldiers without any drive under her charge, her ambitions for promotion are constantly thwarted.
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