SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL – YULI

Rating: M
Length: 112 mins
Session Times (click preferred session time to book):
Sat 8th Jun:

A visual treat for ballet fans, Yuli is the inspiring true story of the UK Royal Ballet’s first black dancer, combining a loving account of Acosta’s upbringing in his native Havana with glorious dance sequences that flesh out his life story. Framed by present day rehearsals for an autobiographical production, Yuli explores Acosta’s impoverished childhood, his early struggles with his monumental talent and his stormy relationship with his father, who was as abusive as he was proud of his son’s career. With his legendary grace and power, lovingly depicted here by BollaĆ­;n (Take My Eyes), Acosta became world famous and a longtime principal dancer at the Royal Ballet but never forgot his roots as demonstrated by the film’s unflinching commentary on racism, classism and politics.

Screens with short film Broken Line North.

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Official Trailer