Report: 'Una Noche' actors to seek political asylum
April 30th, 2012
04:30 PM ET

Report: 'Una Noche' actors to seek political asylum

Remember those two Cuban actors who mysteriously disappeared after arriving in the U.S. to debut their film at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York?

Well, they’ve now reportedly come out of hiding, and are said to be seeking political asylum here in the States.

According to the BBC, Javier Nunez Florian and Anailin de la Rua, stars of the Tribeca prize winner “Una Noche” - about three young Cubans who try to flee to Miami to start a new life - popped up Friday after a week of hiding.

The 20-year-olds were reported missing after they touched down at a Miami airport during a stop-over on the way to New York.

The pair reportedly spoke out on a Spanish-language TV channel in Miami, indicating they would seek political asylum in the United States.

Rua said they’d stayed in Miami the whole time, “frightened” and "without wanting to leave the house" of her uncle, who reportedly lives there.

"What I most want is to continue acting,” Florian told the America Teve television network. “It's what I like most, but if I can't attain that dream I would work at something else, because what I want is to fight."

The film they starred in along with actor Dariel Arrechada, who did not go into hiding, won three awards at the film festival.

Florian and Arrechada shared the best actor prize.


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  1. TommyBoy

    I think they are now starting outfielders for the NY Yankees. -TB

    May 1, 2012 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  2. Blah

    Political Asylum!! they were allowed to by their government to go to the US to represent themselves at the file festival!! They werent stopped!! Polictical Asylum for two 20 yr old actors?? Come on now, lets be real...... I feel the US should send them back.. There is no reason for them to be allowed to stay here.

    May 1, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  3. Skeptic

    maybe if we made a movie about thousands of illegals going back home to take care of their moms.... might work!

    May 1, 2012 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
  4. x-tra mayo

    Una panocha?

    April 30, 2012 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Vexi

    @Mad & Skeptic- too funny! I wonder what in the world put that idea in their heads? Lol..Now, that's life imitating art!

    April 30, 2012 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
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    The 20-year-olds were reported
    missing after they touched down
    at a Miami airport during a stop-
    over on the way to New York.

    April 30, 2012 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Skeptic

    I'm still laughing that they even let them leave in support of a movie about boys taking off to the USA to get away from Cuba. ROTFLMFAO

    April 30, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Måd

    Lol, these guys trolled Castro something fierce.

    "Oh yeah Fidel, we're just headed over for a bit. Don't worry, we'll be back."

    April 30, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Skeptic

    ya know what'd be funny as he11? if ICE deported them right back to Cuba!

    April 30, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Diamond Dave

    Political asylum?! Let them cut grass or pick lettuce like the rest of the illegals

    April 30, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |

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