Cuba, 2012, 90 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: United Kingdom, USA
Topics: Coming of Age, Gay/Lesbian, Latino, Woman Director
Program: World Cinema Now
Language: Spanish English Sub-Titles
A young Cuban, Elio, pulls back from his close relationship with his twin sister Lila when he befriends Raul, a sexy, volatile co-worker who dreams of emigrating to Miami. That dreams becomes more desperate when Raul gets in trouble with the law, and with Elio’s help he sets out to hustle up the equipment and supplies they need to set sail. Lila impulsively joins in the harrowing 90-mile voyage.
First-time director Lucy Mulloy boldly explores a side of Havana never before seen on film, displaying an impressive visual flair and a grasp of the complexities and contradictions in the hearts and minds of today’s young Cubans, while the section of the film shot on water is as emotionally intense as it is technically impressive.
“There’s a youthful energy running through Una Noche… [It’s] alive and vibrant… at times funny, heartfelt, naughty and nice, a tale of three youngsters who deserve better than the forces that limit them, the corruption that eats away at their powerfully-beating hearts.” Gabe Toro, Indiewire
Winner: Best New Director, Best Actor (Arrecaga and Florian), Best Cinematography, Tribeca Film Festival.
DIRECTOR: Lucy Mulloy
Producer: Lucy Mulloy, Daniel Michael Mulloy, Maite Artieda, Sandy Perez Aguila, Yunior Santiago
Editor: Cindy Lee
Screenwriter: Lucy Mulloy
Cinematographer: Trevor Forrest, Shlomo Godder
Principal Cast: Dariel Arrechada, Anailin de la Rua de la Torre, Javier Nuñez Florian
Filmography: Debut Feature
Print Source: Sundance Selects - www.sundanceselects.com
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