Recommended by Enrique

Rania Attieh, Daniel Garcia, USA 2014, 87’

You’ve probably never heard of Del Rio, Texas. You’ve not alone. People rarely come here to visit... The rare guests include an amateur actress and an ageing cowboy. She arrives to star in a low-budget horror and take the first step on the way to fame. He wants to meet his partner. Nothing goes according to plan: the director is unable to arrive on set, so the actress works with a group of kids. With humility she takes even the strangest scenes, because in this business, every job is worth its weight in gold. And she reads tarot in the evenings. The partner also cannot make it to Del Rio, so the cowboy goes into waiting mode. Both characters wander the provincial town, waiting for something to happen. The Del Rio film trip’s unhurried pace and Youtube recordings in which the actress shows off her accent skills give the film a raw, paradocumentary character.  

Rania Attieh, Daniel Garcia

The screenwriting and directorial duo of Daniel Garcia and Rania Attieh also edit their films together. Attieh was born in Tripoli, studied at New York City College and also lectures on film at NYU Tisch Graduate School of the Arts. Garcia is from south Texas. He holds degrees in philosophy and film, the latter from the Tisch Graduate School of the Arts. The pair’s first film, Ok, Enough, Goodbye, received awards at the Buenos Aires and Philadelphia film festivals.


2010 Ok, Enough, Goodbye

2014 Enrique poleca / Recommended by Enrique

2014 H.

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director Rania Attieh, Daniel Garcia
screenplay Rania Attieh, Daniel Garcia
cinematography Daniel Garcia
editing Rania Attieh, Daniel Garcia
music Daniel Garcia
cast Sarah Swinwood, Lino Varela
producer Rania Attieh, Mahalia Cohen, Ivan Eibuszyc, Daniel Garcia
production En Passant, Frutacine
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language English
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