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And Then We Danced
Original title:
Da chven vitsek'vet
Slovenian title:
In potem sva zaplesala
Section:
FOCUS; GEORGIA
Country, year:
Georgia, Sweden, France, 2019
Length:
113
Directed by:
Levan Akin
Screenplay:
Levan Akin
Cinematography:
Lisabi Fridell
Music:
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Subtitles:
English, slovenian
Language:
georgian
Voting code:
Z
Cast:
Levan Gelbakhiani (Merab), Bachi Valishvili (Irakli), Ana Javakishvili (Mary), Kakha Gogidze (Aleko)
Awards:
Montreal 2019 (Peace Award), NewFest New York 2019 (Audience Award), Odesa/Odessa 2019 (Best Film, Best Acting), Sarajevo 2019 (Grand Audience Award)

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Sat, 13.11.2021 18:15 Slovenian Cinematheque Buy
Thu, 18.11.2021 15:40 Kino Komuna Buy

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Description:
A story about young love and growing up in conservative Tbilisi where no measure of sexual freedom can be exercised. In Georgia, the film's gay theme sparked a wave of public protests.

Young and talented dancer Merab has been training from a young age at the National Georgian Ensemble with his dance partner Mary. His world turns upside down when the carefree Irakli arrives and becomes both his strongest rival and desire. A friendly rivalry forms as they compete for a coveted spot in the main ensemble, though Mary learns that the spot is vacant because the previous male dancer had been caught having sex with another man, leading him to be severely beaten by the other dancers and sacked.

"I watched a news clip in 2013 where some 40-50 young people had decided to do a pride parade in Tbilisi. There was also a counter-demonstration by the Orthodox Church with the probable aid of some Russian connections - the clip showed thousands of these "protesters". The paraders hid in a little bus, which was literally torn apart by the mob. It looked like a proper zombie movie. I'm a sensitive soul and a devoted vegan who even feels bad about flying to Cannes because of the fossil fuels. I feel like my work needs to be more than just a fun ride. When it takes some four years to make a film, it needs to mean something." (Levan Akin)