HFS Film Talk: Yuli – The Carlos Acosta Story

Film Discussion Group
19 Mar 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm

The online discussion group for film enthusiasts

As the Highgate Film Society programme cannot be screened in the Victoria Hall at HLSI at present, we invite you to view the scheduled films independently online then join us to share views.

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The Yuli – The Carlos Acosta Story Film Talk discussion group is on Friday 19 March at 5pm

Spain/Cuba 2018, 115 mins. Dir. Iciar Bollain.
Starring Edilson Manuel Olbera Nunez, Keyvin Martinez, Santiago Alfonso and Carlos Acosta

Adapted from his autobiography, this vibrant, emotionally-intelligent biopic chronicles the rise of Carlos Acosta – nicknamed Yuli or ‘warrior’ by his father – from impoverished tearaway growing up in Castro’s Havana, to world-renowned ballet star. Edilson Manuel Olbera Nunez, who plays the young Carlos, is a true delight, while the present-day dance sequences choreographed by Acosta, who features in the film as his adult self, are breathtaking.

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