How Comics Inspired the Unusual Framing of 'Zero Motivation'

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Filmmaker Talya Lavie talks to The Moveable Fest about her dark comedy Zero Motivation, about three women fulfilling their mandatory Israeli military service with pencil pushing jobs in the army.

Says Lavie about the film's deliberate compositions, "It’s true my original love is comics and [because] the film is about the unimportant people – the supporting characters, the people on the sideline – you can see that almost in every scene, the character that lifts the scene is not in the center [of the frame]. So the theme of the film you can see in every scene by how you place the characters and who is really moving the plot. It’s not necessarily the person in the center of it, but off to the side."

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