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

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The dazzling, rags-to-riches life of ballet superstar Carlos Acosta - recently appointed as the new director of Birmingham Royal Ballet - is beautifully captured by director Icíar Bollaín and writer Paul Laverty in this life-affirming adaptation of his memoir No Way Home. In modern Cuba, Acosta is rehearsing a show dramatising his life in dance. That’s the prompt to recall a childhood where the irrepressible young Carlos would rather have been playing football than attending the Cuban School of Ballet. The struggles to overcome poverty and make his family proud lie at the heart of an inspirational story as vibrant and entrancing as the Cuban locations. The screening will be followed by a recorded satellite Q&A with director Iciar Bollain, writer Paul Laverty (I, Daniel Blake), producer Andrea Calderwood and dancer/choreographer/actor Carlos Acosta.

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