115 mins Certificate 15 SPAIN CUBA UK GERMANY 2019
Starring: Carlos Acosta, Santiago Alfonso, Keyvin Martínez
Director: Iciar Bollain
Biopic based on the life of Cuban ballet dancer Carlos Acosta, the Royal Ballet’s first black principal. The main theme is the volatile relationship between Acosta and his father, Pedro who gives him the nickname “Yuli” after a god worshipped by his slave ancestors. Yuli is a reluctant dancer, preferring football. His father sees the boy’s talent as a way for him to escape poverty. Their relationship is mirrored in the dance sequences (performed by Acosta) which tell the story of his childhood and later life. English and Spanish languages, with English subtitles.
Films screened at 7.30pm. Doors open 7.00pm. Licensed bar usually available before and after the screening.
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