Yuli

Cuban ballet superstar Carlos Acosta is the subject of Icíar Bollaín’s biopic YULI – an adaptation of Acosta’s memoir that follows the young boy, a scrappy juvenile, to the young man as iconic dancer. 10-year-old newcomer Edlison Manuel Olbera Núñez plays young Carlos, tearing energetically around Havana until his dad, Pedro (Santiago Alfonso) forces him to go to ballet school. Prodigiously talented and progressing quickly, Carlos fights off loneliness and doubt – but ultimately is accepted by London’s Royal Ballet, becoming their very first black Romeo. With the man himself cameoing as the older Carlos, Bollaín’s film becomes an energetic and bold study of art, sacrifice, and identity.

Some Spanish language, English subtitles

Legend Deluxe: In-Cinema dining session.
Event: Special event screening, complimentary & discount tickets do not apply
CC & AD: Closed captions or audio description available for individual use for this session, captions DO NOT appear on-screen.

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Rating M
Genre Drama
Running Time 111
Language
D PDF sessions Closed Caption GIFT CARDS hAPPY hOUR NT Live Met Opera