A film by Benedict Andrew Based on the play that shocked the world - 'Blackbird' written by David Harrower
UNA 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.
Based on Scottish playwright David Harrower’s much celebrated, Olivier Award-winning play Blackbird, Benedict Andrews’ UNA stars Academy Award-nominated Rooney Mara (CAROL, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO) and Emmy-nominated Ben Mendelsohn (television’s “Bloodline”, ANIMAL KINGDOM, STARRED UP, STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE) as protagonists Una and Ray.
"Such stories have, of course, long provided sensationalist fodder for television series like Law & Order: SVU." But where Una diverges from television procedurals and tabloid tales is in its willingness to delve into both parties' psyches. Mara and Mendelsohn do yeoman's work in this respect, allowing us to understand the manifold impulses at work behind their characters' actions.' theatre critic, Ben Brantley
'Rooney Mara is exceptional.' The Playlist
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