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Cuban Actors Flee During Film's Tribeca Festival Premiere

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Wow. This is incredible.

One of the most talked about pictures at this year's Tribeca Film Festival is Una Noche, the story of three Cuban teens who attempt to flee Havana and make a new start in America. In a shocking twist, two of the young actors who star in the film have vanished after being flown from Cuba to Miami this week for the film's premiere.

Take about life imitating art!

Anailin de la Rua de la Torre and Javier Nunez Florian, both 20 years old, touched down in Miami earlier this week with their third co-star Dariel Arrechada. However, only Dariel showed up to the film's Tribeca premiere and no one has a clue where the pair have run off too.

As the trio were only granted short term visas for the premiere, they are all expected to return to Cuba in the next few days. While Dariel has insisted he will be returning to his country, it doesn't look as promising that Anailin and Javier will join him.

Here's hoping they do. Being in a movie like this makes them extra recognizable and they are doing more harm than good to themselves by running.

Think better of this plan, you two. And be safe!

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27 comments to “Cuban Actors Flee During Film's Tribeca Festival Premiere”



  1. 1

    Now FINALLY something Good U talk about Perez, other than BS of reality tv. This is sad..hope whatever this kids decided turn out GOOD for THEM.

  2. Emily says – reply to this


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    What are you talking about? " they are doing more harm than good to themselves by running". Cuba is an oppressive dictatorship and they are taking a chance of getting out of there while they can. I say more power to both of them. Additionally, Cubans receive automatic political asylum in the U.S., provided that they can safely make it here. They are on our soil. Why would they go back? They are not doing any harm to themselves. They are beginning their new life in America. Once again you have no idea what you are talking about. You do not understand politics, particularly foreign policy or immigration policy. It's really a shame, considering you, yourself, ARE CUBAN! Please leave stories like this to real journalists.

  3. Andres says – reply to this


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    I am really sorry to disagree with you, Perez!! Escaping from Cuba is probably the smartest decision they could make, young Cubans will never have a promising future in Cuba.

    A place where people risk their lives on regular basis in order to escape it is not and never will be a good place to stay. When people is willing to left everything they have and know behind and trade it for a hard live in other place, I can assure you it is not a whim, it is necessity!!!. You probably should know better given your Cuban roots!!

    I don't know how the asylum laws work in the United Sates of America, but I really hope they can escape and get political asylum.

  4. Andres says – reply to this


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    I do like your blog a lot, and I usually don't take the news very seriously, since is celebrity news and no one should give them too many importance

    BUT, when you say things like "they are doing more harm than good to themselves by running" is something I just cannot understand from any point of view, and it is even more bizarre given YOUR CUBAN ROOTS!!!. I would really like to know why did your mum (I love her by the way) went to america, because I just don't really understand why does a cuban-american can say such thing.
    I think you should at least give an explanation about what do you think that!! because I think it just don't make sense to anyone



  5. 5

    yay! good for them!

  6. ILLTELLU says – reply to this


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    SORRY PEREZ IM A FULL FAN OF YOU I READ ALL OF YOUR BLOGS DAILY AND NEVER HAD 2 COMMENT !! BUT WHAT YOU SAID THAT THEY ARE DOING MORE HARM THAN GOOD TO THEMSELVES RUNNING IT ACTUALLY VERY OUT OF LINE OF YOU!!! LET ME ASK YOU HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO CUBA DO YOU KNOW HOW A CUBAN LIVE??? I BEEN TO CUBA AND I CAN ASSURE YOU WHATS BEST FOR THE CUBANS TO PROGRESS IS BY LIVING THEIR COUNTRY PLESE INFORM YOURSELF MORE BEFORE POSTING ANOTHER COMMENT ABOUT THE CUBANS!! AND LET ME TELL YOU THAT THEY ARE DOING THE BEST CHOICE 4 THEMSELF THAN GOING BACK TO CUBA I HAVE TO AGREE WITH EMILY PLESE LEAVE THIS STORY TO A REAL JOURNALIST!

  7. Tricia says – reply to this


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    they should be arrested for entering the country illegally and send back…like the majority of miami. it's disgusting the way they have created a country within a country there and expect everyone to speak spanish in an AMERICAN CITY!!!!

  8. elliot says – reply to this


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    This is all part of a brilliant publicity stunt and it's working.



  9. 9

    Did these two give any thought to their families ???
    I'M sure the Cuban Government will not like what has just happened, and now the families will have to pay the price



  10. 10

    I can't believe you would say they shouldn't run Perez! OF COURSE THEY SHOULD RUN.

  11. Kar says – reply to this


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    Re: Tricia – America is a free country, if it wasn't for Asians and African Americans who came here you wouldn't live in a place such as the United States. Just as the english came here and oppressed the nativa americans and everyone is okay with that in the same way any latin americans can come here. The US has no official language even though you might think english is its official language but its not because this a free country. The majority in the US speak english and thats why it is the language that its used the most but if the majority were to become spanish-speaking people you WILL HAVE to learn english whether you like it or not just as the people that lived here had to learn english when the English immigrants took over. Stop being lazy and learn some spanish.

  12. Tricia says – reply to this


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    Re: Kar – I think you need to get your facts straight. Asians and black people have nothing to do with the creation of this country and ENGLISH is the official language. I have no problem with anyone coming to this country LEGALLY. At the turn of the century when there was a major influx of immigrants to this country they came LEGALLY, LEARNED ENGLISH AND WORKED…they were proud to be AMERICAN. They didn't come here for a free ride off the tax payers, refuse to learn the language or create a country within a country and isolate themselves. Go read some history books so you can figure what this country REALLY STANDS FOR because that mind set has all been all but lost with the crap that's going on with the hispanic community ALL OVER THIS COUNTRY…not just Miami.

  13. Jessica says – reply to this


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    1. WHEN DOES THE REST OF THE COUNTRY GET TO SEE THIS MOVIE??

    2. Good for Anailin and Javier! As Cubans, it's completely legal for them to defect to America.



  14. 14

    are you F*cking kidding me you ASS HOLE!!! Your a communist stop calling yourself Cuban.



  15. 15

    Great, more illegals. Just what we needed. It's time to start building camps and rounding them up.

  16. Andres says – reply to this


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    Re: Mad Dog
    Wow!
    It is for people like you that most of the world think american citizens are really stupid and have not culture.
    I am not american, I don't live in the USA and I probably would never consider to live there.I am highly against illegal immigration and I actually think that most Americans are educated, great people. However I have had the chance to live in two continents (America and Europe) and it is pretty amazing the huge amount of people who say really bad things about americans and about how stupid they are and that is because people like you.
    I hope you have a nice day and I also hope one day you learn to focus the love for your country to make it a better one each day and not to make really hateful and hurtful coments about your fellows (which ends making your country look really bad to the rest of the world )



  17. 17

    FUCK CASTRO

  18. George B says – reply to this


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    "Here's hoping they do. Being in a movie like this makes them extra recognizable and they are doing more harm than good to themselves by running. "

    Are you crazy? There is a reason people flee that country. Cuba at one point sent a bunch of doctors to Venezuela in exchange for oil. Nearly every single one of the doctors made it to Columbia and then to the US resulting in Cuba ending the program. They will be able to apply for asylum. The US is very favorable to Cuban's escaping that dictatorship. How do you figure they have done themselves harm? They will likely do much better here than they ever would in Cuba.



  19. 19

    run forever and never look back at that shit hole.

  20. RedSox74 says – reply to this


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    Re: Tricia – Tricia there is no official language of the United States. I'm not going to say whether I agree or disagree with the ideas in your post but if you're going to say get your facts straight you should as well. There is no law that declares English an official language.

  21. Tobias Took says – reply to this


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    Shorter Perez: Freedom is overrated yo!

  22. Bibi says – reply to this


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    I dont understand your comment about they are doing more harm than good by running??? here they have a future over there they have nothing, as someone that comes from cuban parents you should know this



  23. 23

    I won't be surprised if this is a hoax…



  24. 24

    I believe that Perez made that statement so that we would sign in and leave a comment. I believe he receives more "hits" if people sign in and comment as opposed to just browsing the pages of his website. This was purely intentional, and for reactionary purposes. I don't even believe he writes his own blog anymore, he's busy doing promotional stuff. Someone else does it for him.

  25. albergopalermo says – reply to this


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  26. Emily says – reply to this


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    Actually, Tricia, all Cubans have automatic political assylum when they reach US soil. This is the law. So, they are not here illegally. Additionally, the other poster is correct - the US has no "official" language. And again, the blacks and chinese of this country did an incredible amount to create America as we know it, not just culturally but by the sweat of their brow. Before you go spouting off and looking like a real dummy, you should think about taking a US history and government course and _paying attention_. Just because you feel something and choose to write it online does not make it truth. Sorry…it is _you_ who needs to get their facts straight.

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