Directed by Icíar Bollaín
  • Spain / Cuba / UK / Germany
  • 1hr 55min
  • 2018
  • Spanish with English Subtitles

Cuban ballet superstar Carlos Acosta is the subject of this charming, crowd-pleasing biopic about his rise to fame, achievements and the sacrifices of success. Written by Paul Laverty (I, Daniel Blake, The Wind That Shakes the Barley), it tells the story of the groundbreaking rise of Acosta, who grew up dancing on the streets of his native Cuba. It charts how this remarkable talent ended up on the boards of London’s Royal Ballet and many of the world’s most acclaimed ballet companies.

With the support of the Embassy of Cuba in Ireland

Bright and warm, this affectionate portrait of the rise of one of dance's greatest stars is hugely enjoyable.

Gráinne Humphreys, Festival Director

Carlos Acosta
Santiago Alfonso
Keyvin Martínez

Filmmakers in Attendance

Schedule & Tickets

24 Feb 18:00 Cineworld