Sundance Selects Picks Up Cuba-Set Feature 'Una Noche'

11:16 AM PST 05/31/2012 by Gregg Kilday
"Una Noche"

The film, written and directed by Lucy Mulloy, won three awards at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Sundance Selects has acquired North American rights to Lucy Mulloy’s Una Noche, which follows a day in the life of several Cuban teens.

The film had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival, followed by a North American premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, where it won three awards – best new narrative director, best cinematography in a narrative feature and best actor in a narrative feature for Dariel Arrechada and Javier Nunez Florian.

The movie, which also was written by Mulloy, was produced by Mulloy, Daniel Mulloy, Maite Artieda, Sandy Perez and Yunior Santiago.

"Una Noche is a remarkable first film that vividly takes us into the lives of three teenagers living in Havana looking for a better life. Lucy Mulloy is a major director to watch and has created a film that is both vibrant and sexy but also powerful,” Jonathan Sehring, president of Sundance Selects/IFC Films said.

The deal was negotiated by Arianna Bocco, senior vp of acquisitions and productions for Sundance Selects/IFC Films, the two sister labels owned by AMC Networks, with the UTA Independent Film Group and XYZ Films on behalf of the producers. Fortissimo Films is handling international sales. 

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