15 Aug

Film about the Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta, a temporary journey through his life, dance legend and first black dancer to play some of the most famous ballet roles, originally written for whites, in companies such as the Houston Ballet or Royal Ballet from London (where he has been the first dancer for more than 15 years). It counts from his hard childhood until his maturity, a stage that will be starred by the dancer himself, who, despite his success and international recognition, never forgot his origins.

Original title: Yuli

Year: 2018

Duration: 109 min.

Country Spain

Address: Icíar Bollaín

Screenplay: Paul Laverty

Music: Alberto Iglesias

Photography: Alex Catalán

Cast: Carlos Acosta, Santiago Alfonso, Keyvin Martínez, Edison Manuel Olvera, Laura de la Uz, Yerlin Pérez, Mario Elías, Andrea Doimeadiós, Carlos Enrique Almirante, Cesar Domínguez

Producer: Co-production Spain-United Kingdom-Cuba-Germany-France; Morena Films / Potboiler Productions / Galapagos Media / Son of Ogun / 5th Avenue Productions / Match Factory Productions / Movistar + / ICAIC / ICAA / Eurimages

2018: Goya Awards: 5 nominations, including Best Revelation Actor (Acosta)
2018: San Sebastian Festival: Best Screenplay (ex aequo)
2018: Feroz Awards: Nominated for Best Music (Alberto Iglesias)
2019: Platinum Awards: Nominated for Best Original Music