Yuli

2019 / 112' / Spain / In Spanish and English (In Parts) with Chinese and English Subtitles / Color

★ Adapted from legendary Cuban ballet dancer Carlos Acosta's autobiography

★ San Sebastián International Film Festival, Best Screenplay

★ Minsk International Film Festival, Best Feature Film

★ Nominated for 7 awards in Goya Awards including Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Cinematography, Best New Actor, Best Sound

YULI is the nickname given to Carlos Acosta by his father Pedro. From a young age, Yuli fled any kind of discipline and education; the streets of a run-down neighborhood in Havana was where he learned most of his schooling. But Pedro knows his son has natural talent and forces him to attend Cuba’s National Dance School. Against his will and despite his initial indiscipline, Yuli ends up being captivated by the world of dance, and from childhood he will begin to forge his own legend, as one of the best dancers of his generation, often breaking taboos and becoming the first black artist to dance Romeo in the Royal Ballet in London, where he forged a legendary career as a principal dancer for 17 years.

Cast: Carlos Acosta,Santiago Alfonso,Keyvin Martinez,Edilson Manuel Olbera Nunez,Laura De La Uz

Dir: Icíar Bollaín

About the director
Icíar Bollaín , Spanish director and actress, born in Madrid in 1967, has performed many films since the age of 16 and began to be a director. She has since won seven Goya for the 2003 feature Take My Eyes and the 2011 Berlinale Panorama Audience Award for Even The Rain. In 2016, The Olive Tree won 2017 Goya Awards ( Best New Actress).

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