Una Noche (Opening Night)
Lucy Mulloy, USA/Cuba, 2012, 90 min
Winner, Best New Director, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Tribeca FF 2012; 2nd Best Feature Film, Berlin FF 2012; Best Screenplay, Athens FF 2012; Best Director, Best Foreign Film, Ft. Lauderdale FF 2012; Golden Anchor Award, Haifa FF 2012; Telia Film Award, Stockholm FF 2012
Assaulting a tourist is not an accusation Raul, a Cuban teen, can handle. He decides to follow his dream of fleeing to Miami. He asks his best friend Elio for help, but for Elio escaping to the US would cost abandoning his tween sister Lila. Brimming with the nervous energy of Havana’s restless youth and evocative cinematography of the sun-bleached capital, Una Noche follows one sweltering day, full of hope and fraught with tensions, that burns to a shocking climax.