This is the ENGLISH version of the movie guide.
A Spanish version is separately available here: SPANISH Version - "Una noche" - Movie Guide
"Una noche" is a 2012 film (based on a true story)
by Lucy Mulloy that illustrates the hardships of living in Cuba for three teenagers and their decision and journey to flee the island.
The crazy thing about this movie is that when it premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, the main characters actually defected from Cuba and stayed in the US. This film has gained lots of support from Spike Lee.
The film is unrated but I would personally rate it R
for a few sexual scenes with nudity and some offensive language. The film is available on Netflix (DVD only; NOT streaming)
as well as for purchase on Amazon.
The movie is 90 minutes long
and has English subtitles.
Check out the trailer here: Una noche - Trailer
This is an extensive 7-page movie guide that is written entirely in English.
The following are included in the movie guide:
1) a list of main characters
2) 30+ comprehension questions
3) 6 more extensive prompts
about the movie
4) an answer key
This movie and activity is ideal for a mature Spanish 2+ class (merely for the topic at hand).
The movie illustrates the hardships of living in Cuba with a large emphasis on obtaining goods through the black market. This activity fits perfectly within a unit on Cuba or even with a substitute teacher for 2-3 days.
For more information on the film, please visit the following sites:
IMDB - "Una noche"
Amazon.com - "Una noche"
Check out my other movie activities below:
Instructions Not Included - Movie Activity
Habana Blues - Movie Guide