• 2016
  • US / UK / Canada
  • 1h 34min
  • Directed by: Benedict Andrews
  • Cast: Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn, Indira Varma, Riz Ahmed, Tara Fitzgerald, Poppy Corby-Teuch

Una (Mara) was sexually assaulted by neighbour Ray (Mendelsohn) when she was 13; 15 years later she tracks him to his workplace, where they have unfinished business. This screen version of David Harrower’s play Blackbird has intense and committed performances but can neither conceal its theatrical roots nor entirely resolve the troubling issues it raises.

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14 Sep 20163 stars

TIFF 2016: Benedict Andrews directs Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn in a slow-burning drama

The driving hunger for retribution dissipates into something more complex and unsettling in Una. The screen version of Scottish playwright David Harrower's 2005 play Blackbird, adapted by Harrower himself, is an oppressive, slow-burning drama that loses…

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