Over the past two weeks, I’ve been spending most of my free time (and cash) watching films at the London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival – this year, there weren’t many films I watched that captured my imagination once I’d walked out of the cinema hall – the positives were Infamous (Toby Jones was amazing), the HIV documentary No Magic Bullet and the third film by Israeli director Eytan Fox: The Bubble.
The latter was a great film which had me till the last 5 mins or so when it went awol (those that have seen it will know where I’m coming from). Inspite of hating the way the film ended, there was someting about the film and the way that it portrays the relationship between an Israeli and Palestinian that stayed with me for a few days after seeing the film, to the point where I was dreaming of certain scenes from the film.
The soundtrack of the film is excellent featuring a good mix of indie and israeli artists, specifically a couple of songs by the gay israeli popstar Ivri Lider. Ivri is a previous contributor to Eytan Fox’s soundtracks – in Yossi vs Jaeger he covered Rita’s track Bo, and in The Bubble he covers the Gershwin classic The Man I Love and Tim Buckley’s Song To A Siren.
MP3: Ivri Lider – Bo (expired)
MP3: Ivri Lider – Song To A Siren (expired)
MP3: Ivri Lider – The Man I Love (expired)
MP3: Ivri Lider – Zachiti Le'ehov (I Was Lucky To Be Loved) (expired)