Biopic of Carlos Acosta – YULI – THE CARLOS ACOSTA STORY – out on dvd

YuliYULI – THE CARLOS ACOSTA STORY (15) SPAIN 2019 BOLLAÍN, ICÍAR £19.99
Biographical drama about Cuban ballet dancer Carlos Acosta, who grew up in poverty in Havana and rose to stardom as the Royal Ballet company.

The film starts with Acosta formative years growing up in an impoverished family in Havana. Despite his natural talent, he is initially reluctant to embrace ballet but is encouraged by his strict father, who pushes him to enrol in dance training at a young age.

After studying at the Cuban National Ballet School, Acosta enjoys enormous worldwide success and joins the Royal Ballet, becoming the company’s first black principal.

DVD available to buy at –
http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/spanish-latin-american-films-on-dvd

 

Spanish film – RETOUR À ITHAQUE – out on dvd

Return to IthacaRETOUR À ITHAQUE/RETURN TO ITHACA (15) 2014 SPAIN CANTET, LAURENT £12.99
Amadeo has writer’s block, so after 16 years of exile, he return to Havana and is reunited with his friends.

The friends share the stories of how their lives have unfolding, they sing, laugh, dance together and reminisce about their youth and dreams for their future.

In Spanish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –
http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/spanish-latin-american-films-on-dvd

 

 

Cuban film – VIVA – released on dvd

vivaVIVA (15) 2015 CUBA/IRELAND BREATHNACH, PADDY £19.99
Cuban make-up artist Jesus becomes a drag artist but when he takes to the stage his estranged father, ex-boxer Angel , shows up and soon makes it clear that he disagrees with his son’s lifestyle. Can he learn to accept Jesus over time?

In Spanish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –
http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/spanish-latin-american-films-on-dvd