Yuli

(2018)

Overview

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, the boy is inevitably drawn to the world of dance, and 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, in companies such as the Houston Ballet or the Royal Ballet in London.

  1. Icíar Bollaín

    Director

  2. Paul Laverty

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Santiago Alfonso

    Santiago Alfonso

  2. Carlos Acosta

    Carlos Acosta

  3. Keyvin Martínez

    Keyvin Martínez

  4. Edison Manuel Olbera

    Edison Manuel Olbera

  5. Laura De la Uz

    Laura De la Uz

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Yuli
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Status Released

Release Information

  • September 20, 2018
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language Spanish; Castilian

Runtime 1h 55m

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