Clash of traditions and acknowledgment

Since early childhood, Merab has been a member of the National Georgian Ensemble, which focuses on traditional dance. The lead choreographer is strict with the dancers: Georgian dance does not express sexuality, just the soul of the nation. And that means the Orthodox religion, traditional gender roles and family values. It is therefore not only the strict dance rules, but also the rigid opinions of society that influence the life of the hardworking youth whose dream is to perform abroad. But when Irakli appears at the practice sessions, Mareb's world is shaken. He faces a new rival, but is simultaneously confronted with a mesmerizing attraction to another man.

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Expected premiere of the spring 2020

Throbbing in the rhythm of energetic music, Levan Akin's sensual romance captures the desire to be free, as well as the conflict we may feel regarding our roots. This sincere, emotionally raw drama And Then We Danced won Best Film at the Odessa IFF and the audience award at the 20th Mezipatra QFF. The film will be premiered for distribution in April 8, 2020.


Georgia, Sweden, France / 2019
106 min / DCP
Georgian
Subtitles: English
Directors: Levan Akin
Writers: Levan Akin
Cast: Levan Gelbakhiani, Bachi Valishvili, Ana Javakhishvili
Totem Films
Queer Kino


Selection of film awards

FESTIVAL DE CANNES (Francie)
- Director’s Fortnight Official Selection
- Queer Palm Nominee

ODESA IFF (Ukrajina)
- Grand Prix
- Best Film Award
- Best Actor for Levan Gelbakhiani

MELBOURNE IFF (Austrálie)
- Top 10 Audience Awards Winners

SARAJEVO IFF (Bosna a Hercegovina)
- Heart of Sarajevo for Best Actor for Levan Gelbakhiani

CARL FF (Estonsko)
- Baltic Sea award for Best Film

IRIS PRIZE FF (Velká Británie)
- Best Feature

CHICAGO IFF (USA)
- Audience Award Best Foreign-Language Feature
- Gold Q-Hugo in the Out-Look competition

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