Una

Year of Production:
2016
Status:
Completed
Genre:
Drama
Country of Origin:
UK
Language:
English
Director:
Benedict Andrews
Cast:
Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn, Riz Ahmed
Producer(s):
Jean Doumanian, Patrick Daly, Maya Amsellem
Crew:

DoP: Thimios Bakatakis ('The Lobster')

Composer: Jed Kurzel ('Macbeth')

Editor: Nick Fenton ('The Selfish Giant')

Production Designer: Fiona Crombie ('Macbeth')

Costume Designer: Steven Noble ('The Theory of Everything')

UNA, based on David Harrower's play 'Blackbird', follows a young woman’s journey to reclaim her past.
Fifteen years earlier, Una ran away with an older man, Ray, a crime for which he was arrested and imprisoned. When she comes across a photo of him in a trade magazine, Una tracks him down and turns up at his workplace. Her abrupt arrival threatens to destroy Ray’s new life and derail her stability.
Unspoken secrets and buried memories surface as Una and Ray sift through the wreckage of the past. Their confrontation raises unanswered questions and unresolved longings. It will shake them both to the core.
UNA gazes into the heart of a devastating form of love and asks if redemption is possible.

“An astonishing success" THE FILM STAGE

“A potent piece of cinema" THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“ ‘Una’ promises to be one of the most explosive films of the season.
Rooney Mara's incendiary Una will advance the sexual- assault conversation at Telluride, Toronto and into Oscar season” LA TIMES

“This ferocious drama kicks off the fall movie season with a bang, simmers with the combustible suspense of a Tarantino movie.
Mara's been this good before, but she’s never been good quite like this” INDIEWIRE

“The play has been superbly opened out. Mara (gives) a fearsome performance” SCREEN DAILY

EXCLUSIVE: Swen, already an established distributor in Latin America, is launching its U.S. arm in a big way, snagging rights to Una, the drama that stars Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn and Riz Ahmed based on David Harrower’s provocative Olivier-...

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EXCLUSIVE: WestEnd inks deals in Germany, Australia, Latin America, and more, on sexual abuse drama.

WestEnd Films has secured a string of deals on hard-hitting sexual abuse drama Una, starring Rooney Mara.

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Adapted from the Tony-winning play "Blackbird," this ferocious drama kicks off the fall movie season with a bang.

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Rooney Mara stars opposite Ben Mendelsohn in this psychological drama about the wounds of a taboo relationship, adapted from the acclaimed play 'Blackbird.'
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David Harrower’s wrenching play Blackbird has stunned and startled audiences ever since it first premiered more than a decade ago. Last spring, Michelle Williams and Jeff Daniels received Tony nominations for their performances in the Broadway...

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BFI London Film Festival reveals 2016 line-up, new riverside venue

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Telluride to debut Oscar hopefuls including Sully, Moonlight and Una

World premieres starring Clint Eastwood, Rooney Mara, Tom Hanks and Amy Adams among those at boutique festival in the Colorado mountains

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TORONTO SELECTION: ‘UNA’ STARRING ROONEY MARA AND BEN MENDELSOHN TO PREMIERE AT TIFF

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Variety has been given the exclusive first image from 'Blackbird'

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Relationship drama to shoot for five weeks in the UK.

Principal photography has begun on Benedict Andrews’ Blackbird andwill shoot for five weeks across the south of England.

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EXCLUSIVE: Riz Ahmed, producer Kevin Loader join Rooney Mara drama.

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EXCLUSIVE: UK broadcaster joins finance of Jean Doumanian, WestEnd drama.

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The most terrifying moment in the premiere episode of “Bloodline,” Netflix’s dark new drama, occurs when the actor Ben Mendelsohn stands up.

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