Films A to Z

Una Noche

90 min.
Year of Production:
USA / Kuba / Großbritannien
Dariel Arrechada
Anailin de la Rua de la Torre
Javier Nuñez Florian
Adelaida Mendez Bonet
Greisy del Valle
Katia Caso Gonzalez
Eduardo Tome Martinez
Penelope Battrick
Production Company:
Una Noche Film
Berlinale Section:
Berlinale Category:
Feature Film

A single night can feel very long sometimes, especially if you’re on a tiny raft, can’t swim and are surrounded by sharks. There are just ninety miles of water between Cuba and Florida. Desperate to leave, plenty of Cubans choose make this risky trip across the sea. So too Lila’s twin brother Elio. Lila always thought he could ever leave her – after all, they’ve been together ever since they were born. But of late he’s been distracted and has had less and less time for her; nowadays his world seems to revolve around his new friend. In a ruined building at the beach she discovers a couple wooden boards and two car tyres, the components for a makeshift raft with which her brother and his friend – now wanted by the police – are intending to make their escape. Lila decides she too is ready to take a risk and joins them. This film doesn’t only portray the sunny side of Havana with its vibrant streets, it also examines the severity of life in a socialist country where the police protect tourists and beat up their own people. For many Cubans life is a constant struggle for daily necessities. If you have dollars, you can get anything – provided you know where to go. And if not, there’s always the promise of a new life on the other side of the sea.

FILMOGRAFIE Lucy Mulloy (selection)

2012 Una Noche  2010 Baby  2005 This Morning 

Homepage "Una Noche"
@IMDb Lucy Mulloy
Interview with Lucy Mulloy

back to overview