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Synopsis

Yuli is the nickname given the streets of a run-down neighborhood in Havana was to Carlos Acosta by his father Pedro. From a young age, Yuli fled any kind of discipline and education; where he learned most of his schooling. But Pedro knows his son has natural talent and forces him to attend Cuba’s National Dance School. Against his will and despite his initial indiscipline,Yuli ends up being captivated by the world of dance, and from childhood he will begin to forge his own legend, as one of the best dancers of his generation, often breaking tabus and becoming the first black artist to dance Romeo in the Royal Ballet in London, where he forged a legendary career as a principal dancer for 17 years.

Director
Icíar Bollaín

(1967)

Filmography
  • Hi, Are You Alone? (1995)
  • Flores de otro mundo (Flowers from Another World, 1999)
  • Te doy mis ojos (Võta mu silmad, PÖFF 2003)
  • Mataharis (2007)
  • También la lluvia (Even the Rain, 2010)
  • Katmandú, un espejo en el cielo (Kathmandu Lullaby, 2011)
  • En tierra extraña (2014)
  • El olivo (Oliivipuu, PÖFF 2016)
  • Yuli (2018)
Sun, 18.11.2018
6:15 pm
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 2
030206
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG
Screening code: 030206
Wed, 21.11.2018
6:45 pm
Tallinn, 
Kino Artis
Hall 1
061406
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG
Screening code: 061406
Fri, 30.11.2018
7:30 pm
Tartu, 
Cinamon
Hall 1
151606
Subtitles: 
EST, ENG
Screening code: 151606
Film info
Countries: Spain, Cuba, United Kingdom, Germany
Year: 2018
Duration: 109 minutes
Director: Icíar Bollaín
Producers: Andrea Calderwood, Juan Gordon
Writer: Paul Laverty
DOP: Alex Catalán
Montage: Nacho Ruíz Capillas
Composer: Alberto Iglesias
Cast: Carlos Acosta, Santiago Alfonso, Keyvin Martínez, Edison Manuel Olbera, Laura de la Uz
Productions: Morena Films, Potboiler Productions, Producciones de la 5ta Avenida, Galápagos Media, Hijo de Ogún
Festivals: San Sebastián (Jury Prize for Best Screenplay), Hamburg
Synopsis

Yuli is the nickname given the streets of a run-down neighborhood in Havana was to Carlos Acosta by his father Pedro. From a young age, Yuli fled any kind of discipline and education; where he learned most of his schooling. But Pedro knows his son has natural talent and forces him to attend Cuba’s National Dance School. Against his will and despite his initial indiscipline,Yuli ends up being captivated by the world of dance, and from childhood he will begin to forge his own legend, as one of the best dancers of his generation, often breaking tabus and becoming the first black artist to dance Romeo in the Royal Ballet in London, where he forged a legendary career as a principal dancer for 17 years.

Director
Icíar Bollaín

(1967)

Filmography
  • Hi, Are You Alone? (1995)
  • Flores de otro mundo (Flowers from Another World, 1999)
  • Te doy mis ojos (Võta mu silmad, PÖFF 2003)
  • Mataharis (2007)
  • También la lluvia (Even the Rain, 2010)
  • Katmandú, un espejo en el cielo (Kathmandu Lullaby, 2011)
  • En tierra extraña (2014)
  • El olivo (Oliivipuu, PÖFF 2016)
  • Yuli (2018)