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Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 01 November - 08 November 2019
Category Cinema Screening


Yuli is the nickname given to Carlos Acosta by his father Pedro. From a young age, Yuli fled any kind of discipline and education; the streets of a run-down neighbourhood in Havana was where he learned most of his schooling. But Pedro knows his son has natural talent and forces him to attend Cuba’s National Dance School.

Against his will and despite his initial indiscipline, Yuli ends up being captivated by the world of dance, and from childhood he will begin to forge his own legend, as one of the best dancers of his generation, often breaking taboos and becoming the first black artist to dance Romeo in the Royal Ballet in London, where he forged a legendary career as a principal dancer for 17 years.

M – Mature Themes and Coarse Language

Spanish & English with English Subtitles


Main Cast:

Carlos Acosta Carlos Acosta (contemporary)
Santiago Alfonso Pedro (Carlos’s Father)
Keyvin Martínez Carlos Acosta (young man)
Edilson Manuel Olbera Núñez Carlos Acosta (boy)
Laura De La Uz Chery
Yerlín Pérez María
Mario Sergio Elías Mario
Andrea Doimeadíos Berta
César Domínguez Opito
Yailene Sierra Teacher 1
Héctor Noas Guide
Carlos Enrique Almirante Enrique

Main Crew:

Director Iciar Bollain
Scriptwriter Paul Laverty
Director of Photography Alex Catalán Composer: Alberto Iglesias
Editor Nacho Ruiz Capillas
Production Designer Laia Colet
Choreography María Rovira
Producers Andrea Calderwood, Juan Gordon
Production Companies Morena Films, Potboiler Productions Co-Producers: Michael Weber, Viola Fügen, Claudia Calviño, Pau Calpe
Co-Production Companies Match Factory Productions, Producciones de la 5ta Avenida, Galápagos Media, Hijo de Ogún A.I.E., Yuli Productions Limited
Associate Producers Merry Colomer, Rachel Dargavel
Executive Producers Pilar Benito, Gail Egan, Joe Oppenheimer, Mark Bell, Carlos Acosta, Debs Paterson
With Support from ICAA, EURIMAGES, MBB, FFA



Grab your friends and family and head down to Riverside to enjoy the screening of this outstanding film !

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1 hour 51 minutes (no interval)

Ticket Prices

Concession $9
30 Club $9
Concession $12
Full Time Student $12

Transaction fees apply

Screen $1.65