YULI – 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.
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