Una Noche (film)

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Una Noche
Una Noche poster.jpg
Directed byLucy Mulloy
Produced byDaniel Mulloy
Lucy Mulloy
Yunior Santiago
Maite Artieda
Sandy Perez Aguila
Written byLucy Mulloy
StarringDariel Arrechada
Anailin de la Rua de la Torre
Javier Nuñez Florian
CinematographyShlomo Godder
Trevor Forrest
Edited byCindy Lee
Production
company
Una Noche Films
Release dates
  • February 16, 2012 (2012-02-16) (Berlin International Film Festival)
Running time89 minutes
CountryCuba/ UK/ USA
LanguageSpanish
English
 
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Una Noche
Una Noche poster.jpg
Directed byLucy Mulloy
Produced byDaniel Mulloy
Lucy Mulloy
Yunior Santiago
Maite Artieda
Sandy Perez Aguila
Written byLucy Mulloy
StarringDariel Arrechada
Anailin de la Rua de la Torre
Javier Nuñez Florian
CinematographyShlomo Godder
Trevor Forrest
Edited byCindy Lee
Production
company
Una Noche Films
Release dates
  • February 16, 2012 (2012-02-16) (Berlin International Film Festival)
Running time89 minutes
CountryCuba/ UK/ USA
LanguageSpanish
English

Una Noche (One Night) is a Cuban-set drama-thriller film written and directed by Lucy Mulloy.

Plot[edit]

Trapped in the nervous desperation of Havana, Raul dreams of escaping to Miami. When accused of assault, his only option is to flee. He begs his best friend, Elio, to abandon everything and help him reach the forbidden land 90 miles across the ocean. Elio’s commitment is tested when he is torn between helping Raul escape and protecting his twin sister, Lila. Brimming with the nervous energy of Havana’s restless youth in the crumbling sun-bleached capital, Una Noche follows one sweltering day, full of hope and fraught with tension, that burns to a shocking climax.[1]

Production[edit]

Mulloy spent years in Havana researching for her first feature Una Noche. Whilst in Cuba Mulloy's story developed as she searched for young untrained talent to take the lead roles.

Reception[edit]

Una Noche premiered at the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival and 2012 Tribeca Film Festival to international critical acclaim[2] and "earning rave reviews".[3] "A pulsing debut feature has an undercurrent of ribald comedy that doesn't entirely prepare the viewer for the harrowing turn it takes."[4] Una Noche shot to international media attention, ahead of its US premiere when two of the film's lead actors, Javier Nuñez Florian and Anailin de la Rua de la Torre, on their way to present the film at its US premier in Tribeca Film Festival, disappeared, reportedly defecting to the US.[5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12] In a highly publicized twist Javier Nuñez Florian and his co-star Dariel Arrechada went on to win the Best Actor Award with Florian remaining in hiding during the ensuing media frenzy.[13][14] "Una Noche cleaned up at Tribeca Film Festival in juried awards, taking home best actor, cinematography, and new director honors in the Narrative competition."[15]

Accolades[edit]

In 2010, with Una Noche in full production, Mulloy was awarded the Creative Promise Emerging Narrative Award at Tribeca Film Festival.[16] In January 2010 Una Noche won the Spike Lee Production Grant Award for film production.[17] Winner 2010 Adrienne Shelly Foundation IFP Director's Grant.[18] Winner 2011 Gotham Award Euphoria Calvin Klein Spotlight on Women Filmmakers’ ‘Live The Dream’ post production grant.[19] Una Noche's world premiere was at the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival in the Generation Competition.

In the United States, Una Noche premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and went on to win:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tribeca Film Festival Retrieved April, 2012.
  2. ^ Indiewire Retrieved April, 2012.
  3. ^ All Media NY Retrieved April, 2012.
  4. ^ Variety Retrieved April, 2012.
  5. ^ Huffington Post Retrieved April, 2012.
  6. ^ Smithsonian Retrieved April, 2012.
  7. ^ Hollywood Reporter Retrieved April, 2012.
  8. ^ Huffington Post Retrieved April, 2012.
  9. ^ Smithsonian Retrieved April, 2012.
  10. ^ Wall Street Journal Wall Street Journal - Retrieved April, 2012.
  11. ^ The Telegraph - Retrieved April, 2012.
  12. ^ Hollywood Reporter Retrieved April, 2012.
  13. ^ Wall Street Journal Wall Street Journal - Retrieved April, 2012.
  14. ^ The Telegraph - Retrieved April, 2012.
  15. ^ Hollywood Reporter Retrieved April, 2012.
  16. ^ Results of Tribeca Film Festival in Variety Retrieved September, 2010.
  17. ^ Tribeca Film Institute Retrieved April, 2012.
  18. ^ Adrienne Shelly Foundation - December 22nd, 2010 Retrieved April, 2012.
  19. ^ Filmmaker Magazine Retrieved April, 2012.

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