Yuli is the nickname given to Carlos Acosta by his father, Pedro. As a child Yuli avoids discipline and education, learning from the streets of an impoverished and abandoned Havana. His father has other ideas, and knowing that his son has a natural talent for dance, sends him to the National Ballet School of Cuba. Despite his repeated escapes and initial poor behaviour, the boy is inevitably drawn to the world of dance, and begins to shape his legendary career from a young age, becoming the first black dancer to be cast in some of the most prestigious ballet roles.
Won Best Screenplay – San Sebastian IFF (Jury Prize) | Nominated Best Film – Hamburg FF, San Sebastian IFF