TYuli is the story of the first black principal dancer for the Royal Ballet in London, Carlos Acosta (nicknamed Yuli by his father). Adapted from Acosta’s autobiography ‘No Way Home’ by Paul Laverty (writer of I, Daniel Blake), the Spanish-langauge drama chronicles Acousta's life from an underprivileged, though happy, childhood in Cuba, his time at the country's National Dance School through to him joining and performing with London's prestigious Royal Ballet.
Directed by Icíar Bollaín and featuring Carlos Acosta’s own dance company, Acosta Danza, this story is beautiful and moving, reflecting Acosta’s life growing up in Cuba, his relationship with his family and father and his relationship with his country.
"The film-makers' hearts are in Havana and, yes, their enthusiasm is infectious. The genius in the film is in how each section feeds each other and indeed, needs each other (the dance comments on the drama and vice versa)and produces a wholly original and deeply affecting movie." - Rotten Tomatoes
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