From poor beginnings in the slums of Havana, Carlos Acosta rose to become one of the most celebrated ballet dancers in the world, and the first black dancer to portray Romeo for The Royal Ballet in London. In Iciar Bollain’s film Yuli, Acosta stars as himself, directing a homecoming show in Cuba based on his rise to fame. While he rehearses key moments from his childhood with the cast of dancers, the film transports us back in time, reliving his struggles, and eventual successes.
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