Several social networks are now playing the official trailer of Yuli, a film inspired by the life of Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta, which premieres at the San Sebastian International Film Festival, Spain.
The 66th edition of the festival will take place from September 21 to 29 and one of the works in the competition will be the feature film directed by the Spanish filmmaker Iciar Bollain. The film has an artistic cast led by Acosta, along with Laura De la Uz, Santiago Alfonso, Yerlin Perez, Carlos Enrique Almirante, and Andrea Doimeadios, among other actors. The company of the dancer, Acosta Danza, also participates in the film under a screenplay by Scottish Paul Laverty, twice winner of the Palme d'Or, at Cannes, and a regular writer of the works of Ken Loach, director of television and director of British cinema. For the film, in particular, Laverty was based on the autobiographical book of the dancer, No Way Home, although the film does not intend to present a biopic. The film revolves around the relationship of Carlos and his father, who was very strong, very special, will reflect the life of the dancer, but the central axis will be the relationship of a father and a son, a few months ago Bollain told Prensa Latina. A prognosis was fulfilled in the life of Acosta, that of the father, because as a child he did not want to study ballet and then when he discovered his passion for dance, he did not imagine that he would become one of the best dancers in the world. With the feeling that one day his son would become an important personality, Pedro Acosta baptized Carlos with the nickname of Yuli, because he considered him a direct descendant of Ogun, an African god, a warrior. The direction of photography of the film was in charge of Alex Catalan and the soundtrack of Alberto Iglesias, while Maria Rovira created the choreography for the work that will compete for the Golden Shell in the Spanish festival. Yuli will give Bollain the opportunity to compete for the third time in San Sebastian, where in 2003 the protagonists of his film Take my eyes, Lai Marull and Luis Tosar, won the silver shells.