YULI - The Carlos Acosta Story: Live Film Event from the Royal Opera House
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Please Note the film will be in Spanish with English Subtitles and the Q&A will be in English
Cinecast live from the Royal Opera House to cinemas
Q&A with Carlos Acosta, Director Icíar Bollaín and Paul Laverty
YULI – The Carlos Acosta Story - Based on the true story of acclaimed dancer Carlos Acosta, Directed by Icíar Bollaín
From the BAFTA-winning writer of I, Daniel Blake, Paul Laverty
YULI had its World Premiere at the San Sebastian Film Festival, where it won the Best Screenplay Award. It has gone on to receive five nominations for the Spanish ‘Goya’ awards including Best New Actor for Carlos Acosta, Best Cinematography and Best Adapted Screenplay.Based on Carlos Acosta’s autobiography NO WAY HOME – A CUBAN DANCER’S STORY, it is his own story about growing up in Cuba, becoming a dancer, moving to London and his relationship with his father, his family and his country. The cast includes Carlos Acosta playing himself and introduces Edilson Manuel Olbera playing Carlos as a boy, Keyvin Martinez who plays Carlos as a young man and Santiago Alfonso as his father.
“A flamboyantly affirmative true story that’s bound to have balletophiles and biopic fans reaching for their hankies” – Screen
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Reviews & features
Yuli: The Carlos Acosta Story11 Mar 2019
Beautifully shot, poignant and fascinating biopic about one of the greatest dancers the world has ever known
'He was born to dance – he just doesn't know it yet.' So says Pedro Acosta, father of 10-year-old Carlos, as he tries to shoehorn his young son into ballet school. Carlos, however, would far rather play football, 'than be a faggot'. For those who…
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