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.
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.
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Jia Zhangke, 1997, China
Jean-Pierre Dardenne,Luc Dardenne, 1996, Belgium
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria