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Yuli

6.6
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Original title
Yuli
Year
Running time
109 min.
Country
Spain Spain
Director
Screenwriter
Paul Laverty
Music
Alberto Iglesias
Cinematography
Alex Catalán
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Spain-United Kingdom-Cuba-Germany-France; Morena Films / Potboiler Productions / Galápagos Media / Hijo de Ogún / Producciones de la 5ta Avenida / Match Factory Productions / Movistar+ / ICAIC / ICAA / Eurimages
Genre
Drama | Biography. Dancing
Synopsis / Plot
"Yuli" tells the story of the Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta (who plays himself), from his beginnings in a poor neighbourhood of Havana until becoming the star of one of the biggest ballet companies in the world. Yuli (Carlos's nickname) is a gifted boy who doesn't want to be a dancer but who, forced by his father Pedro, and tutored by the professor and director of the Cuban National School of Ballet, Cherry, will become one of the best dancers of his generation, breaking taboos on becoming the first black dancer to play Romeo at the Royal Ballet in London, where he forged his stellar career and his legend for 17 years.
Awards
2018: Goya Awards: 5 Nominations including Best New Actor (Acosta)
2018: San Sebastian Film Festival: Jury Award - Best Screenplay (ex aequo)
2018: Feroz Awards: Nominated for Best Music (Alberto Iglesias)
2019: Platino Awards: Best Original Music
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