And Then We Danced

Synopsis & Film Details

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.

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Directed By Levan Akin
Country of Origin France/Georgia/Sweden
Language In Georgian with English subtitles
Film Length 113 minutes
Rating Unrated
Distributor Music Box Films

Critic 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