Please Note: the film will be in Spanish with English Subtitles and the Q&A will be in English.
Broadcast live from the Royal Opera House to our cinema, Yuli: The Carlos Acosta Story is based on the true story of the acclaimed dancer, Carlos Acosta. YULI had its World Premiere at the San Sebastian Film Festival, where it won the Best Screenplay Award. It has gone on to receive five nominations for the Spanish ‘Goya’ awards including Best New Actor for Carlos Acosta, Best Cinematography and Best Adapted Screenplay.
From the BAFTA-winning writer of I, Daniel Blake, Paul Laverty. Directed by Icíar Bollaín. Based on Carlos Acosta’s autobiography No Way Home – A Cuban Dancer’s Story, it is his own story about growing up in Cuba, becoming a dancer, moving to London and his relationship with his father, his family and his country. The cast includes Carlos Acosta playing himself and introduces Edilson Manuel Olbera playing Carlos as a boy, Keyvin Martinez who plays Carlos as a young man and Santiago Alfonso as his father.
The live screening features a Q&A with Carlos Acosta, director Icíar Bollaín and writer Paul Laverty.
“A flamboyantly affirmative true story that’s bound to have balletophiles and biopic fans reaching for their hankies” – Screen
Price: from £7.00
Running Time: 180 mins
Recommended Age: TBC