Dancing through life by Amber Wilkinson

Carlos Acosta and Icíar Bollaín. Acosta: 'It was the most enriching experience of my life but traumatic' Photo: Amber Wilkinson Director Iciar Bollain and screenwriter Paul Laverty take an emotional approach to the life of world famous ballet dancer Carlos Acosta in biopic Yuli, which is based on the Cuban's memoir No Way Home. The film focuses on the dancer's childhood and, in particular, his relationship with his father, who was the driving force behind his ballet, an ambition which, for years, Acosta refused to embrace. Although showing some of the 'stories' of his childhood - and there is a nod to the fact that all memories are created to an extent - the strength of the film lies in the way dance is incorporated to emphasise Acosta's more abstract emotions, including fear, loneliness and lust.

Speaking at the press conference in San Sebastian, the 45-year-old, who also plays himself
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