"A supremely confident piece of filmmaking that negotiates the tricky terrain of non-typical sexualities with sensitivity, humour and a refreshing lightness of touch." - Wendy Ide, Screen International

"Visually grainy, as if you can reach out and feel the film stock, with well-rounded characters, it’s stirring and moving at every turn." - Alissa Wilkinson, Vox

“Awash in Laurynas Bareiša's gorgeous, warm cinematography, Marija Kavtaradze's deeply felt romance Slow unfolds like the memory of a faded romance, where even the worst fights are perpetually wrapped in hopeful rays of sunlight.” - Marya E. Gates, RogerEbert.com

Winner of Best Director at Sundance Film Festival 2023, Marija Kavtaradzė’s second feature is a beautifully tender exploration of sexuality, intimacy and communication, and one of this year’s standout romantic dramas. When sign language interpreter Dovydas (Kęstutis Cicėnas) arrives to interpret a dance class that Elena (Greta Grineviciute) is teaching, there is an immediate and undeniable chemistry between the two of them. As their relationship begins to blossom, Dovydas tells Elena that he is asexual, and together they must find ways to navigate their love. Kavtaradzė has crafted an exquisite modern-day romance that leaves a lasting emotional impact.

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