2012 | Fiction | 90′ | CUB/UK/USA | vo Sp st Fr Nl

With: Dariel Arrechaga, Anailín de la Rúa de la Torre, Javier Núñez Florián

Mired in the nervous desperation of Havana, Raul dreams of escaping to Miami. When accused of assault, his only option is to flee Cuba. He begs his best friend, Elio, to abandon everything and help him reach the forbidden world 90 miles across the ocean. Elio’s commitment is tested when he is torn between protecting his twin sister and his own desire to get out. Brimming with the nervous energy of Havana’s restless youth and the evocative cinematography of the sun-bleached capital, UNA NOCHE follow one sweltering day, full of hope and fraught with tension, that burns to a shocking climax.

 PRIX : Spike Lee Prodution Grant, Hollywood: Foreign Press Association Grant, Tribeca Film ICPEN Award, Adrienne Shelly Foundation/IFP Director’s Grant, Gotham Independant Film euphoria Calvin Klein grant.
quote As a film maker I spend a lot of energy and a lot of heartache making it on 35mm (…) and to see it in a cinema is incredible.”