And Then We Danced

Queer Palm
Cannes Film Festival
FIPRESCI Prize ~ Best Foreign Language Film
Palm Springs International Film Festival
Unmissable, touching.


And Then We Danced

A passionate tale of love and liberation set amidst the ultraconservative 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.

Critic’s Pick! ”A luminous tour de force.” - IndieWire

“A quietly revolutionary movie...enormously charming.” - Film Comment

Sundance Film Festival 2020 - Spotlight Section
Cannes Film Festival 2019 - Directors’ Fortnight
Vancouver International Film Festival 2019
Newfest 2019
Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2019 - Jury Award for Best Narrative Film
Not Rated
Drama, Romance, LGBTQ, Dance
Levan Akin
Levan Akin
Merab ~ Levan Gelbakhiani, Irakli ~ Bachi Valishvili, Mary ~ Ana Javakishvili
Nominee, Queer Palm, Cannes Film Festival
Nominee, FIPRESCI Prize ~ Best Foreign Language Film, Palm Springs International Film Festival
Jude Dry, indieWire

Merab is a dancer. Like his mother and father before him, he has trained in the art of traditional Georgian dance since he first began walking. Lean and sinewy, he delicately balances stiffness and flow with each precise move, his eyes alight with the pure joy of creative expression. He’s the ...

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