Best Director ~ World Cinema - Dramatic
Sundance Film Festival
Grand Jury Prize ~ Dramatic
Sundance Film Festival
A love story so delicate, it instantly becomes a straight up classic.



Contemporary dancer Elena meets Dovydas when he is assigned to interpret via sign language in a class she is teaching to deaf youth. Their connection is immediate, kinetic, and frictionless. As they gravitate toward each other, resisting the forces and interventions of their separate daily lives, their bond deepens from platonic to romantic. When Dovydas discloses his asexuality, the couple commit themselves to honoring their individual needs in tandem. As they continue to weave more tightly together, they struggle to negotiate sacrifice and compromise and are forced to discover the edges of their generosity toward the other.

Marija Kavtaradze’s sophomore feature shows off her muscular intimacy skills. Through dance, tense quietude, and a stunningly singular exploration of asexuality, she forefronts physicality and its limitations in the expression of emotional expectation. The two leads, Greta Grinevičiūtė (Elena) and Kęstutis Cicėnas (Dovydas), conjure undeniable chemistry and heartbreakingly complicated, stubborn, and private humanity. The result is an instantly recognizable dance between self and other; this one choreographed with elegance, grace, and love.

Lithuania’s official submission for Best International Feature Film, 2024 Academy Awards.

"A supremely confident piece of filmmaking that negotiates the tricky terrain of non-typical sexualities with sensitivity, humor and a refreshing lightness of touch." ~ SCREEN DAILY

"An involving drama ... magnetic performers ... give something to the audience that's really hard to fake: great chemistry." ~ THE FILM VERDICT

"Choreographs and X-rays the feeling of love with extreme sensory delicacy under the bark of the extraordinary of a case of asexuality." ~ CINEUROPA

“It’s stirring and moving at every turn.” ~ VOX

“Slow is a subtle but impactful film. Moving and beautiful.” ~ FILM INQUIRY

"Slow" announces Kavtaradze as a director with keen insight into human psychology and a true knack for working with actors. ~ ROGER EBERT.COM
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Drama, Romance, Sexuality, Women and Film
Marija Kavtaradze
Marija Kavtaradze
Greta Grineviciute, Kestutis Cicenas
Winner, Best Director ~ World Cinema - Dramatic, Sundance Film Festival
Nominee, Grand Jury Prize ~ Dramatic, Sundance Film Festival

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