Based on David Harrower’s celebrated, Olivier Award-winning play Blackbird, Benedict Andrews’ UNA follows a young woman’s journey to reclaim her past.
Fifteen years earlier, Una (Mara) ran away with an older man, Ray (Mendelsohn), 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 to his workplace, and her abrupt arrival threatens to destroy Ray’s new life, while derailing her precarious stability.
Unspoken secrets and buried memories surface as Una and Ray sift through the wreckage of the past, confronting unanswered questions and unresolved longings; ultimately shaking them both to the core. UNA gazes into the heart of devastation and asks if redemption is possible.
Dir. Benedict Andrews, UK/US/Canada, 2016, 94 mins
Cast: Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn, Riz Ahmed