Eulogies are a fine and commendable thing, but sometimes one gets the sense that it might have been nice for the deceased to have heard one or two compliments before they shuffled off this mortal coil. Thankfully that is certainly not the case where Assi Dayan is concerned.
The film director, producer, actor and writer, who died last year at the age of 68, was one of this country’s truly great artists – both on the big and small screens – and was lauded on all sides.
The pile of awards and official kudos Dayan received before his death will be augmented tonight (doors open 8:30 p.m.) when a tribute show takes place at the Barby Cub in Tel Aviv. The program is called VeAchshav Shirim – And Now Songs – named after a number which Naftali Alter wrote for Dayan’s 1975 movie Chagiga La’enayim (A Feast for the Eyes).