6.3/10
4,053
26 user 74 critic

Una (2016)

R | | Drama | 1 September 2017 (UK)
Trailer
1:46 | Trailer
A woman confronts an older man, her former neighbour, to find out why he abandoned her after they had a sexual relationship when she was thirteen.

Director:

Writer:

(based on his play "Blackbird")
Reviews
Popularity
452 ( 53)
3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

A Ghost Story (2017)
Drama | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In this singular exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of existence, a recently deceased, white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to try to reconnect with his bereft wife.

Director: David Lowery
Stars: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara, McColm Cephas Jr.
The Beguiled (2017)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girls' school in Virginia during the American Civil War leads to jealousy and betrayal.

Director: Sofia Coppola
Stars: Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A passionate holiday romance leads to an obsessive relationship, when an Australian photojournalist wakes one morning in a Berlin apartment and is unable to leave.

Director: Cate Shortland
Stars: Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt, Matthias Habich
Drama | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A young Englishman plots revenge against his late cousin's mysterious, beautiful wife, believing her responsible for his death. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

Director: Roger Michell
Stars: Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Holliday Grainger
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In the Middle Ages, a young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns. Introduced as a deaf mute man, he must fight to hold his cover as the nuns try to resist temptation.

Director: Jeff Baena
Stars: Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Kate Micucci
Lady Macbeth I (2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In 19th-century rural England, a young bride who has been sold into marriage discovers an unstoppable desire within herself as she enters into an affair with a worker on her estate.

Director: William Oldroyd
Stars: Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son. Then a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge.

Director: Trey Edward Shults
Stars: Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo
Walking Out (2017)
Adventure | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An urban teenager journeys to Montana to hunt big game with his estranged father. Father and son struggle to connect, until a brutal encounter in the heart of the wilderness changes everything.

Directors: Alex Smith, Andrew J. Smith
Stars: Matt Bomer, Josh Wiggins, Bill Pullman
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A woman keeps a diary of her extended stay at a mental hospital.

Director: Jim Sheridan
Stars: Rooney Mara, Aidan Turner, Theo James
The Hero I (2017)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An ailing movie star comes to terms with his past and mortality.

Director: Brett Haley
Stars: Sam Elliott, Laura Prepon, Krysten Ritter
Certain Women (2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The lives of three women intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail.

Director: Kelly Reichardt
Stars: Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted from a suburban street by a disturbed couple. As she observes the dynamic between her captors she quickly realises she must drive a wedge between them if she is to survive.

Director: Ben Young
Stars: Emma Booth, Ashleigh Cummings, Stephen Curry
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ruby Stokes ...
...
Una
...
Man in Nightclub
...
Ray
...
Andrea
Madeleine Brolly ...
Courtroom Clerk
...
Prosecutor
Gary Finnerty ...
Truck Driver
...
Scott
Maciej Krupianik ...
Foreman
Mandy Surridge ...
Picnic Mum
Xanthe Gibson ...
Leah
...
John
Katie Money ...
Gemma
...
Poppy
Edit

Storyline

When a young woman unexpectedly arrives at an older man's workplace, looking for answers, the secrets of the past threaten to unravel his new life. Their confrontation will uncover buried memories and unspeakable desires. It will shake them both to the core.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Absence Makes the Hurt Grow Stronger

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

1 September 2017 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Blackbird  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€8,959 (Portugal) (10 September 2017)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Ben Mendelsohn and Riz Ahmed had previously starred together in Star Wars: Rogue One (2016). See more »

Quotes

Una: I don't know anything about you except you abused me.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Remarkable translation of a play to screen
15 September 2016 | by (Escondido CA USA) – See all my reviews

After this film was screened at the Toronto Film Festival today, an audience member asked director Andrews about the skill of lead actor Mendelsohn in his portrayal of such a deceitful and manipulative character. The host repeated the question without the adjectives but fortunately the question was answered as it was asked. Mr. Andrews noted that many audience members didn't see the "Ray" character in that fashion at all.

Indeed this ambiguity and its affect on Una is at the heart of this film as well as the play Blackbird upon which it is based. I generally am not happy when plays are translated into films but I found this adaptation to be quite the exception. The camera was able to extend the scope of the play to include scenes from the crucial events which occurred 15 years before the main confrontation which occupies most of the film.

A brilliant first film from director Andrews which will hopefully reach the wide audience it deserves.


34 of 51 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?