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And Then We Danced

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Overview

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

Reactions, Awards & Festivals

Sundance Film Festival 2020 - Spotlight Section

Cannes Film Festival 2019 - Directors’ Fortnight

Vancouver International Film Festival

London Film Festival

Mill Valley International Film Festival

Chicago International Film Festival

Newfest

AFI EU Fest

Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival - Jury Award for Best Narrative Film

“Unmissable, touching”

Film Inquiry

“Instantly engaging”

Screen International

Critic’s Pick! ”A luminous tour de force”

Jude Dry

Indiewire

"One of the most intimate, devastating and euphoric love stories ever told on screen."

Iana Murray

GQ

“A quietly revolutionary movie...enormously charming”

Eugene Hernandez

Film Comment

Cast & Crew
  • Merab : Levan Gelbakhiani
  • Irakli : Bachi Valishvili
  • Mary : Ana Javakishvili
  • Direction & Screenplay : Levan Akin
  • Producers : Mathilde Dedye, Ketie Danelia
  • Direction of Photography : Lisabi Fridell
  • Editor : Levan Akin, Simon Carlgren
  • Music : Zviad Mgebry & Ben Wheeler
  • Set Designer : Teo Baramidze
  • Sound Editing : Beso Kacharava
  • Costume Designer : Nini Jincharadze
Technical Info
  • Production Year : 2019
  • Release Date : February 7, 2020
  • Countries of Production : Georgia, Sweden
  • Languages : Georgian
  • Running Time : 113 minutes
  • Screen Ratio : 16:9
  • Sound : 5.1
  • Color : Color
  • Rating : Not Rated
Theatrical Engagements
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City
State
Date
New York
New York
02/05/2020
New York
New York
02/07/2020
Chicago
IL
02/14/2020
Los Angeles
California
02/14/2020
Pasadena
California
02/14/2020
Encino
California
02/14/2020
Seattle
Washington
02/14/2020
Washington
DC
02/21/2020
San Francisco
California
02/21/2020
Berkeley
California
02/21/2020
Baltimore
Maryland
02/21/2020
Irvine
California
02/21/2020
Glendale
California
02/21/2020
Cleveland Heights
Ohio
02/21/2020
Dallas
Texas
02/21/2020
Bellingham
Washington
02/21/2020
Long Beach
California
02/21/2020
Austin
Texas
02/21/2020
Asbury Park
New Jersey
02/21/2020
San Rafael
California
02/21/2020
Fairfax
Virginia
02/21/2020
Portland
Oregon
02/28/2020
Boca Raton
Florida
02/28/2020
San Diego
California
02/28/2020
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
02/28/2020
Palm Springs
California
02/28/2020
Denver
Colorado
02/28/2020
Minneapolis
Minnesota
02/28/2020
Minneapolis
Minnesota
02/28/2020
Milwaukee
Wisconsin
02/28/2020
Patchogue
New York
02/28/2020
Washington
DC
02/28/2020
Santa Monica
California
02/28/2020
North Hollywood
California
02/28/2020
Cambridge
Massachusetts
03/06/2020
Atlanta
Georgia
03/06/2020
Santa Fe
New Mexico
03/06/2020
Coral Gables
Florida
03/06/2020
Iowa City
Iowa
03/06/2020
Eugene
Oregon
03/06/2020
Helena
Montana
03/06/2020
Saint Helena
California
03/06/2020
Nashville
Tennessee
03/06/2020
Lambertville
New Jersey
03/06/2020
Chatham
Massachusetts
03/06/2020
Allentown
Pennsylvania
03/06/2020
Winthrop
Washington
03/06/2020
Portland
Oregon
03/06/2020
Hartford
Connecticut
03/12/2020
Winston-Salem
North Carolina
03/13/2020
Camas
Washington
03/13/2020
Spokane
Washington
03/13/2020
Kansas City
Missouri
03/13/2020
Wilmette
Illinois
03/13/2020
Washington
DC
03/13/2020
Bryn Mawr
Pennsylvania
03/13/2020
Rochester
New York
03/13/2020
Nantucket
Massachusetts
03/13/2020
Winchester
Virginia
03/20/2020
Santa Cruz
California
03/20/2020
Scottsdale
Arizona
03/20/2020
Tacoma
Washington
03/20/2020
Stauton
Virginia
03/23/2020
Key West
Florida
03/26/2020
Aspen
Colorado
03/28/2020
Detroit
Michigan
04/02/2020
Huntington
New York
04/02/2020
Chicago
Illinois
04/03/2020
St. Louis
Missouri
04/03/2020
Grand Junction
Colorado
04/08/2020
Boulder
Colorado
04/08/2020
Houston
Texas
04/10/2020
Fort Worth
Texas
04/10/2020
Salt Lake City
Utah
04/10/2020
Monterey
California
04/10/2020
Ithaca
New York
04/16/2020
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California
04/16/2020
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Massachusetts
04/17/2020
Tunkhannock
Pennsylvania
04/18/2020
Grass Valley
California
04/26/2020
Charlottesville
Virginia
06/16/2020
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