Tuesday 31st October 2017 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Palmer Building
Director Benedict Andrew’s debut film features outstanding performances from two of contemporary cinema’s finest talents. When Una (Rooney Mara) arrives unannounced at the factory where Ray (Ben Mendelsohn) works, it’s clear that the two have shared history. For Una, their past is troubled and unresolved; for Ray, Una’s sudden reappearance is a shocking reminder of a life he thought he’d left behind.
Adapted from his own play, Blackbird, screenwriter David Harrow’s script is a searching examination of abuse and its legacy.
UK 2016 – directed by Benedict Andrews – with Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn, Riz Ahmed – 94 min
Rooney Mara is singularly great in the gripping ‘Una’ – INDIEWIRE
Should find receptive audiences among moviegoers open to challenging, provocative drama – THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
The film interrogates the psychology of abuse with precision, intelligence and restraint; taking on a disturbing subject, Harrower and Andrews expertly shift us through an enormous range of intellectual and emotional positions – LONDON FILM FESTIVAL