Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta (front) in a still from Yuli (category IIA; Spanish), the story of his early life in Cuba and his rise to global ballet stardom. Directed by Iciar Bollain, Santiago Alfonso and Keyvin Martínez co-star.

Yuli film review: like a Cuban Billy Elliott, Carlos Acosta biopic recalls the ballet dancer’s struggles and successes

  • Dance great stars as himself, directing a homecoming show in Cuba based on his rise to fame from the slums of Havana in ex-dancer Iciar Bollain’s film
  • Director anchors Yuli with the overbearing, combative relationship between Acosta and his father, Pedro, and it breezes past pivotal events in dancer’s life
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Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta (front) in a still from Yuli (category IIA; Spanish), the story of his early life in Cuba and his rise to global ballet stardom. Directed by Iciar Bollain, Santiago Alfonso and Keyvin Martínez co-star.
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