Una Noche

I forgot to mention that I did indeed go to the Una Noche screening at The Barbican last week. It was a very moving experience going to see the film and listening to Lucy's Q&A afterwards. It brought back the whole experience of the prep and the trip to Cuba, that intense energy that is so singular to the Mulloys. I was surprised to re-discover my little cameo in the film! I was a 'tourist' walking down the street, as 'policeman' Daniel beats up 'unsuspecting man' in a back alleyway. I remember us getting in trouble from the real police when they saw Daniel in his uniform which wasn't a perfect fit (trousers way too short etc). They were not happy if Lucy was going to make the police look ridiculous in her film!

The film is beautiful and touching. Lucy drew out amazing performances from her three leads. As I watched Lila it's hard not think of her as a young Lucy. It's probably true to say that many personal elements in the film are what make so much of the film ring true.

It was also emotional seeing Lucy's proud parents and talking to Lucy & Daniel's mum (talented filmmaker Vera Neubauer). I hope they will all have a similar event to celebrate with Daniel's first feature too sometime soon.

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