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The director Icíar Bollaín presents the story of the Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta, a legend on the dance world and the first black dancer to perform some of the most famous ballet roles. A dancer who did not want to dance.

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Icíar Bollaín

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Paul Laverty, Carlos Acosta (autobiography "No Way Home")
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Credited cast:
Carlos Acosta ... Carlos Acosta (actual)
Santiago Alfonso Santiago Alfonso ... Pedro Acosta
Keyvin Martínez Keyvin Martínez ... Carlos Acosta (joven)
Edlison Manuel Olbera Núñez Edlison Manuel Olbera Núñez ... Carlos Acosta (niño)
Laura De la Uz Laura De la Uz ... Maestra Chery
Yerlín Pérez Yerlín Pérez ... María
Mario Elias Mario Elias ... Mario (as Mario Segio Elías)
Andrea Doimeadiós Andrea Doimeadiós ... Berta (as Andrea Doimeadíos)
Cesar Domínguez Cesar Domínguez ... Opito (as César Domínguez)
Yailene Sierra ... Profesora 1
Héctor Noas Héctor Noas ... Guía
Carlos Enrique Almirante Carlos Enrique Almirante ... Enrique
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Betiza Bistmark Calderón Betiza Bistmark Calderón ... Marilín
Tamara Rojo Tamara Rojo ... Julieta (archive footage)
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The director Icíar Bollaín presents the story of the Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta, a legend on the dance world and the first black dancer to perform some of the most famous ballet roles. A dancer who did not want to dance.

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Spain | Cuba | UK | Germany

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Release Date:

14 December 2018 (Spain) See more »

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Juli See more »

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London, England, UK See more »

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Demons and dance
24 April 2019 | by C_BrandSee all my reviews

Written by Paul Laverty this is the story of Acosta's life: a loving yet brutally determined father, a schizophrenic sister, a poor childhood in Cuba, racism, career vs. family and becoming the principal dancer at the English National Ballet in London. Acosta recreates his own life, directing other dancers to play characters from that life with Acosta occasionally playing his own father. Like a child recreating its own past in order to feel comfortable within the known - or to change it - Acosta does it with dance.

This is a beautiful piece of work and takes us into the graceful world and mind of a man working through his demons with dance.


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