2018 Cert 15 1hr 55min
Directed by Iciar Bollain, screenplay by Paul Laverty (who also wrote I Daniel Blake)
7.30pm Croft Hall – Tickets £5
This film traces the story of Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta (who plays himself), from his beginnings in a poor area of Havana and his rise to stardom at one of the biggest balletcompanies in the world.
Yuli (Carlos’s nickname) is a gifted boy who doesn’t want to be a dancer, but when forced to by his father Pedro, and tutored by Cherry, the director of the Cuban National School of Ballet, becomes one of the best dancers of his generation. He was the first black dancer to play Romeo at the Royal Ballet in London.