Ben Mendelsohn and Rooney Mara share an intriguing past in the recently released trailer for the upcoming Una, which you can watch below.
Related: TIFF 2016 Una Review
Based on the stage play by David Harrower and directed by Australian stage and filmmaker, Benedict Andrews, Una tells the story of this women who is played by Rooney Mara, as she becomes reacquainted with her past which saw her fall in love with a much older man, Ray (Ben Mendelsohn) and embarks on an affair which subsequently saw him imprisoned.
The trailer brings her life full circle, after seeing his picture in a magazine she begins to track him down resurfacing old wounds for the both of them. Ray’s new life, along with his wife and child, begins to spiral out of control as Una plagues his very existence threatening both his new life and her sanity.
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Riz Ahmed also stars alongside Mendelsohn and Mara.
Released in UK & Ireland on 1 September by Thunderbird Releasing and is a project backed by Film4.
Una Official Synopsis
Based on the Laurence Olivier Award winning stage play Blackbird by David Harrower, UNA follows a young woman’s journey to reclaim her past. Fifteen years earlier, Una ran away with an older man, Ray, a crime for which he was arrested and imprisoned. When she comes across a photo of him in a trade magazine, Una tracks him down and turns up at his workplace. Her abrupt arrival threatens to destroy Ray’s new life and derail her stability.
Unspoken secrets and buried memories surface as Una and Ray sift through the wreckage of the past. Their confrontation raises unanswered questions and unresolved longings. It will shake them both to the core. UNA gazes into the heart of a devastating form of love and asks if redemption is possible.