Film No. 46 (2017) July 2nd. 5.30 PM PALACE COMO, South Yarra, Melbourne.
"My dad tried to find you. He wanted to hunt you down and kill you" (Una outlines a fact from her unnerving past to Ray, now known as Pete).
An adaptation of the play Blackbird by the playwright, David Harrower. Other than a compelling performance from Rooney Mara, Una is two dimensional in its delivery. The themes of child abduction and the consequences which follow, particularly for Una, punctuates the beating heart of this taut drama. Ray (Ben Mendelsohn) is now Pete but is he totally reformed? Only the damaged Una can bring matters to a head and Mara does it with class and heart wrenching conviction. Ruby Stokes as young Una makes an impressive debut giving Una that extra dimension. Be warned, the themes of underage sex depicted in Una are strong. 7GUMS.