Zero Motivation

World Narrative Competition

World Premiere

Israel | 101 MINUTES

ZERO MOTIVATION

Drama, Female Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), Returning Filmmaker, First Time Filmmaker
Filmmaker Talya Lavie steps into the spotlight with a zany, dark comedic portrait of everyday life for a unit of young, female Israeli soldiers. The human resources office at a remote desert base serves as the setting for this cast of characters who bide their time pushing paper and battling in computer games, counting down the minutes until they can return to civilian life. Amidst their boredom and clashing personalities, issues of commitment—to friendship, love, and country—are handled with humor and sharp-edged wit. A decorated veteran herself (of film) with time spent at Sundance Labs, Berlinale, and MoMA, Lavie combats the status quo by flipping genre on its head and bending gender roles to a delightful extreme.

-Ashley Havey

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Talya Lavie

Director and screenwriter Talya Lavie’s short film, Sliding Flora, screened at MoMA in New York and in over 40 film festivals worldwide. Her thesis film, The Substitute, received several international awards, notably the Audience Award at the Berlinale and first prizes at the Munich International Short Film Festival and the Melbourne International Film Festival. After participating in the Sundance Directors and Screenwriters Lab, Zero Motivation is her first feature film.
Director
Talya Lavie
Screenwriter
Talya Lavie
Producer
Eilon Ratzkovsky
Editor
Arik Lahav-Leibovich
Cinematographer
Yaron Scharf
Executive Producer
Eilon Ratzkovsky
Production designer
Ron Zikno
Costume designer
Yael Kredo
Casting director
Orit Azulay
Original score
Ran Bagno
Cast
Dana Ivgy, Nelly Tagar, Shani Klein, Heli Twito, Meytal Gal, Tamara Klingon, Yonit Tobi, Yuval Segal, Elad Scemama

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