And Then We Danced

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Sweden | 2019 | 113 minutes | Levan Akin

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A passionate tale of love and liberation set amidst the conservative confines of modern Georgian society, And Then We Danced follows Merab, a devoted dancer who has been training for years with his partner Mary for a spot in the National Georgian Ensemble.

The arrival of another male dancer, Irakli—gifted with perfect form and equipped with a rebellious streak—throws Merab off balance, sparking both an intense rivalry and romantic desire that may cause him to risk his future in dance as well as his relationships with Mary and his family.

"By framing his gentle coming-of-age tale around such a traditional piece of Georgian culture, he has made an inherently political film, and rendered it in sensitive terms with a celebratory spirit, not to mention a culture rarely seen onscreen. It's one of the year's best gay films."—Jude Dry, IndieWire

  • Director: Levan Akin
  • Principal Cast: Ana Javakhishvili, Anano Makharadze, Bachi Valishvili, Giorgi Tsereteli, Levan Gelbakhiani, Ninutsa Gabisonia
  • Country: Sweden, Georgia
  • Year: 2019
  • Running Time: 113 minutes
  • Producer: Mathilde Dedye, Ketie Daniela
  • Screenplay: Levan Akin
  • Cinematographers: Lisabi Fridell
  • Language: Georgian
  • Has Subtitles: Yes