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Icíar Bollaín: Yuli - The Carlos Acosta Story at Sadler's Wells

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Time 18:00
Date 06/05/19
Price £28

Yuli, a film inspired by the fascinating life and career of Carlos Acosta - the first black guest dancer in London for the Royal Ballet.

The film is based on Acosta's autobiography, No Way Home: a Cuban Dancer's Story. It shows him growing up in Cuba, becoming a dancer and moving to London. The film follows his relationship with his father, who gave him the nickname Yuli, and encouraged him to leave his country and forge a career on the international stage.

Directed by Icíar Bollaín and written by Paul Laverty (I, Daniel Blake), the film won best screenplay at the San Sebastian International Film Festival and received five nominations for the Spanish ‘Goya’ awards including Best New Actor for Carlos Acosta, Best Cinematography and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Post-show talk with Carlos Acosta, director Icíar Bollaín and writer Paul Laverty. Free to same performance ticket holders.