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
Seven years after completing an IDF combat course, the director returns to the place where she first fell in love with a woman – her commander. Over the course of 66 days and nights, the film follows the girls in one of the most rigorous combat courses and reveals the mechanism that enables the transformation of 18-year-old girls into fierce soldiers. During the day the women adopt male conventions and martial codes, while at night a world of femininity lies behind their role playing. Through an intimate relationship that develops between the director and one of the women, questions of identity formation, sexuality, and femininity arise. Growing and escalating along with the course, the relationship changes other relationships between the soldiers and allows an alternative gaze into the experiences that these young women undergo within the world of the Israeli army.
Hen Lasker was born in 1980 in Israel and graduated in 2005 from The Film and Television School at Sapir Academic Collage. Hen has directed a number of short films, both narrative and documentaries, as part of her studies. Seeds of Summer is her debut feature film.