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- Director: Icíar Bollaín
- SPAIN, CUBA, UK, GERMANY / 2018 / DCP / Colour / 104’ / Spanish, English; Turkish, English s.t.
- Screenplay: Paul Laverty
- Original Work: “No Way Home”, Carlos Acosta
- Director of Photography: Alex Catalán
- Editing: Nacho Ruiz Capillas
- Music: Alberto Iglesias
- Cast: Carlos Acosta, Santiago Alfonso, Keyvin Martínez, Edison Manuel Olbera, Laura de la Uz
- Producer: Andrea Calderwood, Juan Gordon
- Production Co.: Morena Films, Potboiler Productions
- World Sales: The Match Factory
- Turkish Rights: Bir Film
- 2018 SAN SEBASTIAN -- Best Screenplay
Yuli tells the life story of celebrated Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta, as well as the story of how a child became a dancer. Yuli is the nickname given to Carlos Acosta by his father, Pedro, who considers him the son of Ogun, an African god and a fighter. As a child Yuli avoids discipline and education, his father, sends him to the National Ballet School of Cuba. The boy in years, becomes the first black dancer to be cast in some of the most prestigious companies such as the Royal Ballet in London. Directed by Icíar Bollaín from the script by Ken Loach’s legendary screenwriter Paul Laverty, and featuring Acosta as himself, Yuli is a vibrant, warm, powerful film about art, identity, sacrifice, courage, family, and determination.
This film was a Meetings on the Bridge participant.