Already one of the most buzzed about movies of the fall season, Benedict Andrews’ “Una” is a dark, daring, and utterly absorbing adaptation of David Harrower’s 2005 play, “Blackbird.”
Described in IndieWire’s Telluride Film Festival review as “a story of sexual abuse that vibrates with the anxious uncertainty of a survivor, a dialogue-driven drama that simmers with the combustible suspense of a Tarantino movie,” the film stars Rooney Mara in the title role, playing a young woman who decides to pay a visit to the (much) older man (Ben Mendelsohn) with whom she had a sexual relationship when she was only 13 years old.
The exclusive clip below dives into one of the film’s most harrowing sequences, as Una — with the help of a young factory worker played by “The Night Of” star Riz Ahmed — stalks through the industrial setting in search of the man who turned her life upside down before it had even really begun. Even in this brief excerpt you can feel the intensity of the conflicted emotions that build and combust throughout this exceptionally tense new film.
Check out the exclusive clip below.
“Una” will play this week at the Toronto International Film Festival. The movie is currently seeking U.S. distribution.