Based on Carlos’ autobiography No Way Home, and starring Carlos himself, Yuli – The Carlos Acosta Story tells the story of Carlos’ upbringing in Cuba, through his time at the country’s National Dance School, to performing at London’s prestigious Royal Ballet. The film is directed by Iciar Bollain and written for the screen by Paul Laverty (I, Daniel Blake).
You can watch the trailer for the film below:
Yuli is available to watch online on BFI and other streaming platforms.
Day of the Flowers
Directed by BAFTA award-winning John Roberts, Day of the Flowers is a colourful and wryly humorous tale of cross-cultural misunderstandings and lost illusions staring Eva Birthistle (Ae Fond Kiss, Breakfast on Pluto), Charity Wakefield (Serena) and introduces Carlos in his first feature-length role.
New York, I Love You
Carlos stars in Natalie Portman’s segment of this collection of stories about the Big Apple.
Our Kind of Traitor
Carlos appeared in the opening scenes of Susanna White’s 2016 film adaptation of John Le Carre’s Our Kind of Traitor, starring Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgård, Damian Lewis and Naomie Harris.
Dance Cuba: Dreams of Flight
Carlos was one of the stars of Cynthia Newport’s documentary Dance Cuba: Dreams of Flight, which studied the artistic and emotional connections between dancers from both Cuba and the USA.
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