Yuli

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Yuli

Directed by Icíar Bollaín

  • Cuba, France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom 2018; 109 min
  • Genre: Drama
    • Jury Prize for Best Screenplay - San Sebastián IFF

Synopsis

Yuli is the nickname given to Carlos Acosta by his father, Pedro, who considers him the son of Ogun, an African god and a fighter. As a child Yuli avoids discipline and education, learning from the streets of an impoverished and abandoned Havana. His father, however, has other ideas, and knowing that his son has a natural talent for dance, sends him to the National Ballet School of Cuba. Despite his repeated escapes and initial poor behaviour, Yuli begins to shape his legendary career from a young age, becoming the first black dancer to be cast in some of the most prestigious ballet roles originally written for white dancers.

Production

  • MORENA FILMS

     

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