Tuesday, 20 September 2016

LFF 2016 PREVIEW: UNA


'An agile, vicious work that's anchored by extraordinary performances from Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn'
David Ehrlich, Indiewire

'The play has been superbly opened out'
Graham Fuller, Screen Daily

'[Rooney Mara] makes Una a sharp, discomforting stunner'
Christopher Schobert, The Film Stage

Few, if any, who caught stage director, now film director Benedict Andrews' Una at showings either in Telluride or Toronto earlier this month doubt it: Rooney Mara is one of the finest young American actors in the industry today. She and co-star Ben Mendelsohn have both drawn raves for their turns in the controversial drama, which also screens at the London Film Festival next month, its third fest appearance this season. Although as yet not attached to any distributors, it's certain to spark awards buzz upon general release, whether that be this year or next. As a big fan of Mara, and intrigued by the plot and the positive reviews, Una naturally made my list, one of 23 titles that I'll catch at LFF 2016.