2020. Sweden, Georgia, France. 113 min. Georgian. English Subtitles.
Director: Levan Akin Featuring: Levan Gelbakhiani, Bachi Valishvili, Ana Javakishvili
A passionate tale of love and liberation set amidst the conservative confines of modern Georgian society, And Then We Danced sparked violent anti-protests when screened in Georgia due to its themes of homosexuality set against the conservative and traditional culture of Georgian dance. The film 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.
This film is part of our 2020 VAFF at Violet Crown series.
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