Saturday, September 10, 2016

Tamar Aphek - Dream inside a dream



When the credits rolled last night at the end of "One Week and a Day", I stayed a bit longer than I needed to in my seat, and I wasn't the only one. I needed a minute or two to process what I had seen before heading out into the crowded and noisy mall. Asaph Polonsky uses a number of artistic elements in his debut feature film and one of the strongest is his use of music. I first heard a bit of this song in the trailer for the movie, and it was one of the reasons why I wanted to go and see it. Tamar Aphek's music throughout the film adds an emotional layer but also keeps things from getting too heavy. The scene where 'Dream inside a dream' appears illustrates how loved ones deal with death in different ways while at the same time it feels like a much-needed gasp of oxygen in a suffocating reality.

Tired from hearing you talk
Can't hear you walk inside the house
While I'm asleep
I'm in a dream
You were a dream
Inside a dream inside a dream

What? I can't understand
Say it again
I was thinking about something else
A violent drive, ash trays in cars
Spending April behind bars

Fun, we never had fun
It's not what we had
Doesn't mean anything bad
You had your life and I had mine
Dinners, hospitals and wine

What? I can't understand
Say it again
I was thinking about something else
A violent house, ash trays in bars
Spending August inside cars


1 comment:

  1. I discovered tamar aphek's music through the movie too.I particularly loved the song at the end "It's for us".Maybe next time you could provide the song and the lyrics on your blog :D

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