Yuli 111 mins

3304 Yuli

Starts Thu 31 Oct at:
Luna Leederville

The story of the Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta, a legend of the dance world and the first black dancer to perform some of the most famous ballet roles.

YULI is based on the rags-to-renown international career of Cuban ballet star Carlos Acosta, and on his 2007 memoir No Way Home. Starring Acosta himself, as well as the incredible debut from 10 year old Edilson Manuel Olbera Núñez, YULI looks back over Acosta’s career, hitting every thematic note – family, sacrifice, maleness, black identity, exile and the transforming power of art.

Directed by Iciar Bollaín (Even the Rain, The Olive Tree) and written by Paul Laverty (I Daniel Blake, Sorry We Missed You), YULI will move you to tears.

San Sebastian International Film Festival 2018
New Zealand International Film Festival 2019

★★★★★ - The Times
"A wholly original and deeply affecting movie

★★★★  - Time Out
"Superstar Cuban ballet dancer Carlos Acosta takes us through his life in unusual style in a mix of drama and dance, fiction and reality."

★★★★ - Radio Times
"[Acosta's] grace, athleticism and sheer star quality make it evident why he's worth a movie of his own.

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