Perseverance and Zero Motivation
Talya Lavie’s debut film, which won top award at the Tribeca Film Festival, is a black comedy about paper-pushing Israeli female soldiers.
NEW YORK – A young, gangly waitress who somehow manages to break almost every glass before she reaches the table suddenly stands in the center of the cafe and begins a speech. “Success does not come all of a sudden,” she says in a trembling voice. “It comes from effort, desire and perseverance.” This brief, surreal scene is at the center of Talya Lavie’s first short film,...
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