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And Then We Danced

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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



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

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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

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