Now Streaming on Kanopy

Now Streaming

Watch Now

Yuli (2018)

6 01/17/2019 (DE) Drama 1h 55m


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


  2. Paul Laverty


Top Billed Cast

  1. Santiago Alfonso

    Santiago Alfonso


  2. Carlos Acosta

    Carlos Acosta

    Carlos Acosta (Actual)

  3. Keyvin Martínez

    Keyvin Martínez

    Carlos Acosta (Joven)

  4. Edison Manuel Olbera

    Edison Manuel Olbera

    Carlos Acosta (1983)

  5. Laura De la Uz

    Maestra Chery

  6. Yerlín Pérez López


  7. Carlos Enrique Almirante

    Carlos Enrique Almirante


  8. Andrea Doimeadios


  9. Alexandra Prokhorova

    Alexandra Prokhorova

    Amiga Inglesa

  10. View More

Full Cast & Crew


Status Released

Original Language Spanish; Castilian

Budget -

Revenue -


Content Score


Yes! Looking good!

Top Contributors

Popularity Trend

Login to report an issue

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.

Can't find a movie or TV show? Login to create it.


s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page

Want to rate or add this item to a list?