Courtesy of Variety, we have learned that Sundance Selects has acquired the North American rights to Lucy Mulloy‘s Una Noche, which had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival and its US premiere at TIFF this year. It won three awards at the latter — Best New Narrative Director, Best Cinematography in a Narrative Feature Film as well as Best Actor in a Narrative Feature Film.
The film, of which was also scripted by Mulloy, stars Dariel Arrechaga, Anailin de la Rua de la Toree and Javier Nunez Florian. She also served as a producer alongside Daniel Mulloy, Maite Artieda, Sandy Perez and Yunior Santiago. The film “follows a day in the lives of two Cuban teens faced with the stark contrast between the tourists’ lives and their own struggle with poverty.”
In some similar North American distribution news, Variety also reports that Drafthouse Films have acquired the rights to the martial arts picture from Y.K. Kim, Miami Connection, which was first released to theaters back in 1987.
Although the film was released many years ago, it disappeared into film limbo until the Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse programmer Zack Carlson bought a print of it on eBay for only $50 and began screening it. He stated the following about the film and its audience, “We have multiple weekly 35mm exploitation series at the Drafthouse, and Miami Connection has repeatedly destroyed our audience in a more powerful way than anything else in the 15 years of our theater’s existence.”
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