Grants & Awards
OK, Enough, Goodbye (Tayeb, Khalas, Yalla)
Date Awarded: Summer 2010
Directors(s): Rania Attieh & Daniel Garcia
Film Status: Completed
URL: » OK, Enough, Goodbye site
About the Film:
In Tripoli, Lebanon where family bonds still run deep, a forty-year-old man still living with his elderly mother has given up on the idea of becoming independent. But when she suddenly leaves him, he is left with nothing but the company of a city and what it offers.
About the Filmmakers:
Rania Attieh is from Tripoli, Lebanon. Daniel Garcia is from South Texas, USA. Together, they have written and directed many short 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 2007. This short also won Best Short Fiction from the Brooklyn Art Council in 2008. Tripoli, Quiet, their first arabic short film, won best middle eastern short in 2009 at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival. Rania and Daniel currently reside in New York city, and Ok, Enough, Goodbye (Tayeb, Khalas, Yalla) is their first feature film.
Festival & Award Highlights:
Abu Dhabi 2010 – World Premiere, Best Narrative Film by a Director from the Arab World
Bafici 2012 – Honorable Mention, Cinema of the Future
San Francisco Int’l Film Festival 2012 – Honorable Mention, New Directors