En route to Tribeca, 2 Cuban actors go missing

By Jake Coyle

Associated Press

Published: Tuesday, April 24 2012 12:25 p.m. MDT

In this undated film image released by Tribeca Film Festival, actors Javier Nunez Florian, left, and Analin de la Rua de la Torre are shown in a scene from, "Una Noche," a film that premiered at the film festival on Thursday, April 19, 2012 in New York. The actors disappeared in Miami during a layover last week. “Una Noche” is about teenagers struggling in poverty who decide to defect to the United States.

Tribeca Film Festival, Associated Press

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NEW YORK — In a case of life imitating art, two Cuban actors have gone missing en route to their film's premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Javier Nunez Florian and Analin de la Rua de la Torre disappeared in Miami during a layover last week. The film, "Una Noche," premiered at Tribeca on Thursday.

Where the 20-year-old actors went remains unknown, but they are assumed to have defected. A third actor, Dariel Arrechada, continued on to New York where he has participated in the festival. He is scheduled to return to Cuba.

"Una Noche" is about teenagers struggling in poverty who decide to defect to the United States. Director Lucy Mulloy shot the film in Cuba.

The festival said in a statement that it has not had any contact with the actors.

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