- Spain / Cuba / UK
- 1h 55min
- Directed by: Icíar Bollaín
- Cast: Carlos Acosta, Santiago Alfonso, Keyvin Martínez
Carlos (Olbera as a boy, Martinez as a young man) is growing up the outskirts of Havana and just wants to play football, but his father Pedro (Alfonso) is determined for his son to be a ballet dancer. The true rags-to-riches story of Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta mixes dramatic narrative with modern-day rehearsal footage, to make for a poignant and riveting story.
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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 have…
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