طيب، خلص، يلا | Ok, Enough, Goodbye
Running Time: 91 min
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In the small, tightly nit city of Tripoli, Lebanon, where family bonds run very deep, a forty-year-old man still lives with his elderly mother and has given up on the idea of becoming independent. But when one day his mother suddenly leaves him, the man is left with nothing but the company of the small city and what it offers.
While making sure to keep his mother’s absence a secret from the people around him, the man wanders aimlessly through his days, struggling to keep himself occupied, and to make sense of his newfound independence. He moves from day to day, seeking out the company of strangers and acquaintances, grudgingly befriending a neighboring 6-year-old boy, and beginning an awkward relationship with a prostitute who contacted him via text messages. While accompanying a friend to an office for foreign contracted maids, the man hastily agrees to take an Ethiopian maid for himself, regardless of the fact that she doesn’t speak his language. But when the relationship with his maid quickly turns sour due to an inability to communicate with her, the man is left to regret his actions and seeks out a way to rectify his situation.
It is a coming of age story of an adult man, who is finding his comfort for the first time, alone, in the city he grew up in.
Director’s biography and filmography
Rania Attieh is from Tripoli, Lebanon. She is an MFA graduate in Media Art Production as a writer/ director of Fiction from the City College of New York. She was recently selected for the CPH- DOX: Lab, Denmark.
Daniel Garcia is from South Texas, USA. He holds 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.
Together they have written and directed many short films to date. Their films have screened at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, The MoMa and many film festivals around the world. 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, and won Best Short Fiction from the Brooklyn Art Council in 08.