Yuli

Directed by Icíar Bollaín
2018
Spain, Cuba, UK, Germany
112 minutes
18+
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Cuban ballet luminary Carlos Acosta is both star and subject of this moving and unusual fusion of biography and dazzling dance, by Spanish director Icíar Bollaín.

SELECTED: SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2019

WINNER: JURY PRIZE, SAN SEBASTIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2018 

A visual treat for ballet fans, this inspiring true story follows UK Royal Ballet’s first black dancer, Carlos Acosta, combining a loving account of his upbringing in his native Havana with glorious dance sequences that flesh out his life story. 

We follow Acosta’s impoverished childhood, his early struggles with his monumental talent and his stormy relationship with his father, who was as abusive as he was proud of his son's career. 

Acosta's legendary grace and power are lovingly depicted here by Icíar Bollaín (The Olive Tree, Take My Eyes). Acosta, although world-famous, never forgot his roots – as demonstrated by the film’s unflinching commentary on racism, classism and politics.

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Please note online bookings end Thu 1 August, 5pm. After this time tickets are sold at the venue, subject to availability.

This energetic account of the life of the electrifying Cuban never shies away from the truth about his tough upbringing.
THE GUARDIAN

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Sun 4 August
2:15pm
Greater Union Cinemas Wollongong
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Year
2018
Classification
18+
Country
Spain, Cuba, UK, Germany
Language
In Spanish and English with English subtitles
Director
Icíar Bollaín
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