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Several months ago, Una made its debut at the Telluride Film Festival, followed by subsequent screenings at the Toronto International and BFI London Film Festivals. Critics described the movie as a disturbing and difficult thriller that is well worth seeking out and praised the performances of both Mara and Mendelsohn.
The film also features a mini Rogue One reunion between Mendelsohn, who played Orson Krennic, and Riz Ahmed, who played Bodhi Rook (although the two surprisingly didn’t share any scenes together in the Star Wars Anthology film).
The rest of the cast includes Tobias Menzies, »
- Justin Cook
“Una” earned largely favorable reviews upon screening at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals last fall, but as of yet Benedict Andrews’ film starring Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn has yet to find a stateside distributor. The wonders of the internet being what they are, Americans can nevertheless get a sense of the Australian theater director’s silver-screen debut thanks to a new trailer occasioned by the movie’s imminent release in Singapore. Watch it below.
Mara and Ben play two characters who encounter one another years after a sexually abusive relationship that no one in his new life knows about. “Una” is based on David Harrower’s play “Blackbird,” which the playwright adapted on his lonesome. Andrews has previously directed stage productions of “A Streetcar Named Desire,” “The »
- Michael Nordine
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