Una noche

A film by Lucy Mulloy

Starring: Dariel Arrechaga, Anailín de la Rúa de la Torre, Javier Núñez Florián
2012, USA/UK/Cuba, Drama, 89 min.
In Spanish with English subtitles

Followed by a Q&A session with director Lucy Mulloy
Screening as part of the Cine Las Americas Signature Series at the Alamo Drafthouse

Sunday February 16, 4 pm
Alamo Drafthouse Village

2700 W Anderson Ln. Austin, TX 78757 Tel: (512) 476-1320 [Map]

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*Members who wish to purchase tickets in advance must buy a $10 general admission ticket online, and will be refunded $2 at the box office when they pick up their tickets. 

"Marked by a vibrant evocation of Havana street life and excellent performances from three non-pro naturals, "Una noche" throws off a restless energy well attuned to its tale of impetuous Cuban teens preparing to make the dangerous ocean journey to Florida."" - Justin Chang, VARIETY


A young Cuban, Elio, pulls back from his close relationship with his twin sister Lila when he befriends Raul, a sexy, volatile co-worker who dreams of emigrating to Miami. That dreams becomes more desperate when Raul gets in trouble with the law, and with Elio’s help he sets out to hustle up the equipment and supplies they need to set sail. Lila impulsively joins in the harrowing 90-mile voyage. - Palm Springs International Film Festival

Elio, un muchacho Cubano, se aleja de la cercana relación que tiene con Lila, su hermana gemela, cuando entabla amistad con Raúl, un compañero de trabajo sexy y volátil quien sueña con emigrar a Miami. El sueño toma un giro desesperado cuando Raúl se mete en problemas con la ley, y con la ayuda de Elio se dan a la tarea de conseguir el equipo y suministros necesarios para hacerse al mar. Lila se une impulsivamente a los dos muchachos en noventa millas de angustiosa travesía.

About the director

Lucie-MulloyLucy Mulloy is a Student Academy Award-nominated writer/director. She graduated from Oxford in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics and from NYU’s Graduate Film Division. Mulloy was included in IndieWIRE's On the Rise: 10 Driectors of the Future and was on the Berlinale 2013 Generation Jury. Una Noche, her first feature, premiered in Berlin to critical acclaim, nominated for the Crystal Bear. Una Noche was released in the US by IFC in 2013 and has swept the international festival circuit winning awards including Best New Narrative Director, Best Actor, and Best Cinematography at the Tribeca Film Festival 2012, Best Script at the Brasilia and at the Athens International Film Festivals, and the Grand Jury Prize at Deauville American Film Festival and The International Film Festival of India amongst numerous other international festival awards. Una Noche won the Spike Lee Production Grant, Hollywood Foreign Press Association Grant, Tribeca Creative Promise Award, Adrienne Shelly /IFP Director’s Grant, and a Gotham Independent Film Euphoria grant. Lucy is currently in NYC developing her next feature film.

Una noche

2012, USA/UK/Cuba, Drama
89 min. 35mm. Color
In Spanish with English subtitles


Dariel Arrechaga (as Raúl)
Anailín de la Rúa de la Torre (as Lila)
Javier Núñez Florián (as Elio)
María Adelaida Méndez Bonet (as Adelaida)
Greisy del Valle (as Greisy)
Katia Caso González (as Hilda)
Penelope Battrick (as Judith)
Liuda Motes Lado (as La Gata)
Lázaro Mario Padrón Ávila (as Cristal)


Written and Directed by Lucy Mulloy
Executive Producer: Mark Nichols
Producer: Lucy Mulloy, Daniel Mulloy, Maite Artieda, Sandy Pérez Águila, Yunior Santiago
Director of Photography: Trevor Stuart Forrest, Shlomo Godder
Camera Operator: Lucy Mulloy
Editor: Cindy Lee
Production Design: Laura Huston
Art Director: Yinka Graves, John Paul Burgess
Focus Puller: Tom Wilkinson
Camera Assistant: Ernesto Calzado
Assistant Director: Jesús Miguel Dávila Mejía
Second Assistant Director: Francisco Arnoso Carregado, Charlie William Inman
Casting Assistant: Liuda Motes Lado
Production Manager: Miriam Rodríguez Debasa
Line Producer/Location Manager: Jorge Carlos Milanés Moreno
Legal Consultant : Andre Des Rochers

An IFC Films Release

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