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WINNER - Best Narrative Film by a New Arab Director

WINNER - Best Narrative Film by a New Arab Director

Original Title: OK, Enough, Goodbye / Tayeb, Khalas, Yalla
Director: Rania AttiehDaniel Garcia
Lebanon | Arabic
2010 | 92min. | Colour
Subtitles: English
Format: HDCAM
12+
Set in somnolent, conservative and austere Tripoli, the provincial capital of north Lebanon, OK, Enough, Goodbye is a caustic twist on the delayed coming-of-age of a man pushing 40, who lives with his elderly mother and has consciously centered his life on caring for her.
With the excuse of her being completely dependent on him – and in spite of her repeated objections – he has refrained from making a life for himself. One day, without warning, she moves to Beirut. Suddenly, this co-dependent has to construct daily routines, a social universe, nurse his loneliness and find happiness – all on his own.
Elegantly paced and beautifully filmed, Rania Attiah and Daniel Garcia’s debut narrative feature is an uncanny, incisive but muted critical deconstruction of manhood. The man, once all too comfortable in his self-imposed bondage to his elderly mother, now negotiates his new-found freedom with a great deal of reticence. He discovers, for the first time, the city in which he has lived all his life, but is unable to establish new relationships with people. He even employs an Ethiopian woman as a housekeeper, yet fails to find a means to communicate with her. She leaves him as well.
Ok, Enough, Goodbye is a graceful meditation on inertia, loneliness and cowardice, and the sinister hold of conservatism on the human soul.
– Rasha Salti

Funded by SANAD

Director,  Rania Attieh, 

Director,  Rania Attieh

Rania Attieh is from Tripoli, Lebanon. Daniel Garcia is from South Texas, USA. Together, they have written and directed many films that have screened around the world, including Abu Dhabi, Fribourg, Munich, Avignon, as well as the Anthology Film Archives and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Their film “From the Parapet' was a regional finalist at the 32nd Annual Student Academy Awards in 2005, and “Almost Brooklyn' was made under the supervision of acclaimed Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami, who invited the film to represent his American directors workshop at the Corrida Audiovisuelle in Toulouse France in December 07. This short also won Best Short Fiction from the Brooklyn Art Council in 08. “Tripoli, Quiet', their first arabic short film won best middle eastern short in 2009 at the Abu Dhabi International and have screened in many film festivals. Rania and Daniel currently reside in New York city where they are in post-production of their first feature film “Tayeb, Khalas, Yalla (OK, enough, goodbye)'.

Daniel Garcia

Daniel Garcia

Rania Attieh is from Tripoli, Lebanon. Daniel Garcia is from South Texas, USA. Together, they have written and directed many films that have screened around the world, including Abu Dhabi, Fribourg, Munich, Avignon, as well as the Anthology Film Archives and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Their film “From the Parapet' was a regional finalist at the 32nd Annual Student Academy Awards in 2005, and “Almost Brooklyn' was made under the supervision of acclaimed Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami, who invited the film to represent his American directors workshop at the Corrida Audiovisuelle in Toulouse France in December 07. This short also won Best Short Fiction from the Brooklyn Art Council in 08. “Tripoli, Quiet', their first arabic short film won best middle eastern short in 2009 at the Abu Dhabi International and have screened in many film festivals. Rania and Daniel currently reside in New York city where they are in post-production of their first feature film “Tayeb, Khalas, Yalla (OK, enough, goodbye)'. Daniel Garcia is from South Texas, USA. He recently graduated with an MFA in film from New York University, Tisch Graduate School of the Arts. His second year film “Nothing Nowhere', shot on location in Morocco, won the NYU Achievement in Experimental Form Award in April 07. His thesis received a cinematography, screenwriting and editing awards as well as being a Wasserman/King Award finalist. film website

Cast and Crew

Production Company
Rania Attieh, Daniel Garcia
Music
Daniel Garcia, Raed El-Khazen
Producer
Rania Attieh, Daniel Garcia
Screenwriter
Rania Attieh, Daniel Garcia
Editor
Rania Attieh, Daniel Garcia
Cinematographer
Daniel Garcia
Sound
Rania Attieh
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