Director Lucy Mulloy scheduled to attend | May 22 & May 23
|May 7, 2013||2:00 PM||SIFF Cinema Uptown||Date has passed|
|May 22, 2013||7:00 PM||AMC Pacific Place 11||Date has passed|
|May 23, 2013||4:00 PM||AMC Pacific Place 11||Date has passed|
A young Cuban, Elio, pulls back from his close relationship with his twin sister Lila when he befriends Raul, a sexy, volatile co-worker. Raul dreams of immigrating to Miami, but his dream becomes a desperate get-away plan when he gets in trouble with the law. With Elio's help, Raul scrounges up the equipment and supplies necessary to sail from Cuba to the USA. In an unexpected twist, Lila impulsively joins them, and the trio begins a harrowing 90-mile voyage by boat. First-time director Lucy Mulloy boldly explores a side of Havana never before seen on film. She displays an impressive visual flair and a grasp of the complexities and contradictions in the hearts and minds of today's young Cubans. A section of the film is shot on water, which is as emotionally intense as it is technically impressive. With the Havana sun scorching and the ocean waves lapping, Una Noche is sensory, youthful, vibrant, and tense, and builds over the course of a single day to a shocking climax.
Lucy Mulloy studied politics, philosophy, and economics at Oxford and at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her student film This Morning (2007) was nominated for a Student Academy Award. Una Noche (2012), this year’s SIFF offering, recently won big at the Tribeca Film Festival, garnering awards for Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Best New Narrative Director, and a nomination for Best Narrative Feature.
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|Principal Cast:||Dariel Arrechaga, Anailín de la Rúa de la Torre, Javier Núñez Florián, María Adelaida Méndez Bonet|
|Running Time:||90 minutes|
|Producer:||Lucy Mulloy, Daniel Michael Mulloy, Maite Artieda, Sandy Perez Aguila, Yunior Santiago|
|Cinematographers:||Trevor Forrest, Shlomo Godder|
|Awards:||Tribeca Film Institute 2012 (Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Creative Promise Emerging Narrative Award);Stockholm International Film Festival 2012 (Telia Award); Athens International Film Festival 2012 (Best Script); Deauville American Film Festival 2012 (Special Jury Prize); Brasilian International Film Festival 2012 (Best Script); Oaxaca International Film Festival 2012 (Best Actor); Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival 2012 (Best Foreign Film); International Film Festival of India 2012 (Special Jury Prize)|
|Filmography:||Debut Feature Film|
|US Distributor:||Sundance Selects|