"Your whole energy is how to make that which is untranslatable a language for all. Cinema has that magic…The fact that you put a song that is not translated is giving all of your faith in a listener who will understand every single word without knowing the language, if they love the song…I think that it would have been a big mistake to translate the song because everybody would be looking for a specific content in the song, and there is no specific content. The songs are there to disperse any center narrative, not to actually make the spectator look and not listen to the song ..it was a choice and a very strong one."
Still from The Time That Remains (2009, dir. Elia Suleiman)