YULI - The Carlos Acosta Story: Live Film Event from the Royal Opera House

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Chapter Art Centre, Cardiff (0.0 miles)

Market Road, Canton, Cardiff, Wales, CF5 1QE
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Tue 16 Jul

  • 17:50

Wed 17 Jul

  • 20:00

Thu 18 Jul

  • 13:30
  • 17:50

Firstsite, Colchester (0.0 miles)

Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1UE
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Sat 20 Jul

  • 15:00

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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Yuli: The Carlos Acosta Story

11 Mar 20195 stars

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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