We Have To Talk About “Una”: intention and the creative act

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“…complex…”, “…no easy answers…”, “…raises a ton of legitimate questions…”, “…never offers a straightforward…definition of what makes…a monster or a victim”, 89% overall rating on the well regarded aggregator website, “Rotten Tomatoes” – it would seem that Una, the debut feature film from Benedict Andrews (adapted from David Harrower’s 2005 play, Blackbird, by the playwright himself), has been an overwhelmingly universal success in the eyes of most film critics.

However, as I walked away after a screening of the film, rather than being full of contradictory feelings and thoughts that many critics would believe I should be, I was full of concern about the nature of intention in the creative endeavour.

(BEWARE: SPOILERS AHEAD)

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