Yuli

Yuli

Starring Carlos Acosta, Santiago Alfonso, Keyvin Martínez.
Directed by Icíar Bollaín.
Classification: M (Mature themes and coarse language), 111 mins.
Official Site: https://www.limelightdistribution.co.nz/film/yuli
Country: Spain, Cuba, UK, Germany.


Based on the rags-to-renown international career of Cuban ballet star Carlos Acosta and his 2007 memoir ,No Way Home, Yuli stars Acosta as himself, looking back over his career in a story hitting every thematic note – family, sacrifice, maleness, black identity, exile and the transforming power of art. The film follows Acosta - nicknamed Yuli by his father - from growing up on the streets of his native Cuba, through his time at the country’s National Dance School, to performing at London’s prestigious Royal Ballet. Subtitles.

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