2 Cuban actors disappear on way to premiere. Did they defect?

Actors Javier Nunez Florian, left, and Analin de la Rua de la Torre are shown in a scene from "Una Noche," which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 19, 2012. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- AP Photo/Tribeca Film Festival

Actors Javier Nunez Florian, left, and Analin de la Rua de la Torre are shown in a scene from "Una Noche," which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 19, 2012.
AP/Tribeca Film Festival

(CBS/AP) Two Cuban actors have gone missing en route to their film's premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Where the 20-year-old actors went remains unknown, but they are assumed to have defected.

Pictures: Tribeca Film Festival 2012

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

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 two actors. The British-born director told ABCNews.com that she hoped to hear from the two. "I would love to know that they are well," she said.

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