I talked with Mulloy about the Una Noche, her working relationship with Spike Lee, her experiences as a female filmmaker, the importance of representation and what made her, a British director, so keen on telling a Cuban story.
I was highly suspect of Una Noche. The movie shot in Cuba about the day three teenagers decide to leave the island on a raft was first recommended by a Cuban filmmaker. When he told me the director was British I let out an audible "Oof!"
I have always been fascinated by Cuba's history. So when I sat to interview Lucy Mulloy about her film Una Noche (the movie about three teenagers trying to flee Cuba for the greener pastures), my first question was: Why Cuba?