WHO’S IN IT?
Carlos Acosta (Day of the Flowers), Santiago Alfonso (film debut), Keyvin Martínez (film debut), Edlison Manuel Olbera Núñez (film debut), Laura De la Uz (El Benny), Yerlín Pérez (The Extraordinary Journey of Celeste Garcia), Mario Elias (film debut), Andrea Doimeadiós (Return to Ithaca), César Domínguez (Santa & Andrés), Yailene Sierra (Madrigal), Héctor Noas (Fallen Gods), Carlos Enrique Almirante (Lisanka)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Icíar Bollaín (Take My Eyes), director; Paul Laverty (I, Daniel Blake), writer; Andrea Calderwood (The Last King of Scotland), Gail Egan (A Most Wanted Man) and Juan Gordon (Cell 211), producers; Alberto Iglesias (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), composer; Alex Catalán (Marshland), cinematographer; Nacho Ruiz Capillas (The Others), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Young dancer Carlos Acosta (as himself) works his way through a difficult childhood on the streets of Cuba, his training at the country’s National Dance School, and his time with London’s prestigious Royal Ballet…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Renowned Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta portrays himself in a film about his rise to glory in the dancing world, in this passionate and personal story from Paul Laverty, the writer of I, Daniel Blake.