107 mins
7.2 / 10 (53)


Yuli, a gifted boy in a poor neighborhood of Havana, is is forced by his father into becoming a dancer. Tutored by the director of the Cuban National School of Ballet, Yuli becomes one of the best dancers of his generation, breaking taboos while forging his career at the Royal Ballet in London.

MUBI's take

This vivid, hyper-kinetic biopic of the world-famous Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta—who, among other things, became the Royal Ballet’s first Black Romeo—tells an inspiring tale of family bonds and triumph over adversity. Adapted from Acosta’s celebrated memoir by Ken Loach collaborator Paul Laverty.

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