And Then We Danced

Times:

  • 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm
  • Friday, March 13, 2020

Where:

  • The Tower Theatre
    815 E Olive Ave.
    Fresno, CA 93728

Synopsis

Fresno Filmworks presents the Georgian drama “And Then We Danced”, a passionate tale of love and liberation set in the ultraconservative modern Georgian society. From director Levan Akin, “And Then We Danced” opened at Cannes, is Sweden’s Oscar submission, and is the first LGBTQ+ film set in the country of Georgia. The film follows Merab, a devoted dancer who has been training with his partner Mary for years for a spot in the National Georgian Ensemble. The arrival of another male dancer, Irakli, 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. Staring Levan Gelbakhiani, Bachi Valishvili, and Ana Javakishvili.
In Georgian with English subtitles
Assistive listening services are not available for this film.

Director: Levan Akin
France/Georgia/Sweden • 113 minutes • Not Rated
Distributor: Music Box Films

 

Reviews

"[A] luminous tour de force" — Jude Dry, Indiewire
"Gifted as both a thrilling dancer and a nuanced actor, Gelbakhiani's magnetic presence goes a long way toward papering over some of the more timeworn plot elements." — Jay Weissberg, Variety
"[A] luminous tour de force" — Jude Dry, Indiewire
"Gifted as both a thrilling dancer and a nuanced actor, Gelbakhiani's magnetic presence goes a long way toward papering over some of the more timeworn plot elements." — Jay Weissberg, Variety

Our 2019-20 season: Sept. 13; Oct. 11; Nov. 8-10 (Fresno Film Festival); Jan. 10; Feb. 7-8 (Oscar shorts); March 13; April 10; May 15.