2018, Spain/Cuba/UK/Ger, Dir. Iciar Bollain, 115 minutes
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.
Film notes (paper copies available at the screening)
Tickets (£5 adults, £3 children) available on the door, but it may be busy so you are advised to book in advance with the Buxton Opera House box office