The story of Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta who rose to become a ballet superstar and the Royal Ballet’s first black Romeo. Unlike Billy Elliot, Carlos had to be dragged kicking and screaming to dance classes in Havana to get him off the streets. With a script by Paul Laverty, this is an emotionally insightful film which doesn’t pull any punches. Electrifying appearances by Acosta as himself now completes this compelling biopic.
This film is programmed by Buxton Film and features no trailers.
Director: Icíar Bollaín