OPPRESSED CUBAN TEENS Raul and Elio are tired of their lives as servants to the wealthy and privileged and dream of escaping to secure ground in Miami. These aspirations are forced into reality after Raul is accused of assaulting a western tourist and finds himself hunted by the Cuban police.

ALONG WITH ELIO’S inseparable twin sister Lila, the friends make the rash decision to take the do-or-die journey previously attempted by many Cuban immigrants: 90 miles over the ocean on a raft made of a few old tires, with the hope for new lives.

THE CINEMATOGRAPHY IS alert, glistening with plenty of island spice and sizzle. Lucy Mulloy spent years researching in Havana to find a cast of young, naturalistic actors, ending up with the leading trio of talented non-professionals. Filled with a desperate atmosphere, »Una Noche« is also an intense story flooded with sexual tension.

LEWIS PAYNE

Una noche poster
Title
Una noche
Director
Lucy Mulloy
Country
USA, Great Britain, Cuba
Length
89 min
Festival
2012
Section
Competition
Language
Spanish
Subtitle
English
Premiere status
Nordic Premiere
Production year
2012
Original title
Una Noche
Cast
Dariel Arrechaga, Anailín de la Rúa de la Torre and Javier Núñes Florián
Producer
Maite Artieda, Daniel Mulloy, Lucy Mulloy, Sandy Pérez Águila, Yunior Santiago
Script
Lucy Mulloy

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