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Seeds of Summer

“My mom always says that my military service is to blame for everything that has happened to her little girl.” Seven years after completing an IDF course for female combat soldiers, the director returns to the place where, for the first time, she fell in love with a woman – her commanding officer. Over the course of 66 days and nights, the film follows the girls in one of IDF’s most rigorous combat courses and looks at the relationships that develop between girls in an environment subject to strict military codes. The film reveals the mechanism that enables the transformation of 18-year-old girls from daddy’s little girls into fierce, disciplined soldiers. Through the intimate relationship that develops between the director and one of the characters, questions about identity, sexuality and the discovery of femininity arise.

Festivals and Awards:

Complete list of festivals and awards; Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 2007; New York LGBT Film Festival, USA, 2008; Special Jury Mention at RIDM, Montreal, Canada, 2008, Sofia International Film Festival, Bulgaria, 2009; Black Movie Geneva Film Festival, Switzerland, 2010

Director: Hen Lasker

Producer: Edna Kowarsky, Elinor Kowarsky

Production Company: Eden Productions

Cinematographer: Lior Kipod, Hen Lasker

Editor: Sari Ezouz

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Reshet TV, Humanistische Omroep The Netherlands, ITVS USA, YLE Finland, SBS Australia, RTSI Switzerland

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: זרעי קיץ

“My mom always says that my military service is to blame for everything that has happened to her little girl.” Seven years after completing an IDF course for female combat soldiers, the director returns to the place where, for the first time, she fell in love with a woman – her commanding officer. Over the course of 66 days and nights, the film follows the girls in one of IDF’s most rigorous combat courses and looks at the relationships that develop between girls in an environment subject to strict military codes. The film reveals the mechanism that enables the transformation of 18-year-old girls from daddy’s little girls into fierce, disciplined soldiers. Through the intimate relationship that develops between the director and one of the characters, questions about identity, sexuality and the discovery of femininity arise.

Festivals and Awards:

Complete list of festivals and awards; Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 2007; New York LGBT Film Festival, USA, 2008; Special Jury Mention at RIDM, Montreal, Canada, 2008, Sofia International Film Festival, Bulgaria, 2009; Black Movie Geneva Film Festival, Switzerland, 2010

Director: Hen Lasker

Producer: Edna Kowarsky, Elinor Kowarsky

Production Company: Eden Productions

Cinematographer: Lior Kipod, Hen Lasker

Editor: Sari Ezouz

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Reshet TV, Humanistische Omroep The Netherlands, ITVS USA, YLE Finland, SBS Australia, RTSI Switzerland

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: זרעי קיץ

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