Una noche Synopsis
Raul is accused of assault, and he convinces his friend Elio to help him cross the ocean.
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The Playlist

By Gabe Toro
There’s a youthful energy running through Una Noche that threatens to overwhelm, from it’s sun-kissed first image to its final moments on...
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Village Voice

By Alan Scherstuhl
The final, moving, nerve-wracking reels are all sea, sky, and desperation.
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By Sheila O'Malley
Despite the bleak-ness of the situation, the film vibrates with color, noise, music, ferocious arguments (both serious and teasing), and...
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New York Daily News

The energy, thrum and heartache of modern Havana keep this teen drama afloat when it just as easily could have drifted into cliché waters.
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Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
Mulloy’s only other directing credit is for the documentary short “This Morning.” She brings a documentarian’s objective eye to Una Noche,...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The depiction of Havana neither sugarcoats nor grunges-up the harsh reality. The movement intoxicates, but the situations are tough.
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Molloy occasionally goes overboard with her realistic approach to storytelling (there’s a sex scene that is way more graphic than it needed...
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Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
In Spanish with English subtitles, has a lovely, big budget sheen (Shlomo Godder was the cinematographer) and a cast that plays this as...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
If certain pieces of the last act are less convincing than what precedes it, the themes underlying the illicit emigration resonate with the...
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By Justin Chang
Writer-director Lucy Mulloy’s sexy, pulsing debut feature has an undercurrent of ribald comedy that doesn’t entirely prepare the viewer for...
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A story of longing and love

By denmarc

Powerfully moving

By jacquimiami
This is a painfully honest account of life in Cuba. Realistic and dramatic. I cried and laughed but most of all I felt their desperation....

By johndavidwest20
Una Noche is a strong directorial debut for Mulloy, who presents a story about oppressed people whose lives are so desperate that they will leave everything behind in order to escape to a better life...