One of the top ten audience favourites at LIFF 2019, And Then We Danced returns for a special screening accompanied by a panel discussion led by distributor Peccadillo Pictures, discussing the film, its reception in Georgia and LGBTQ+ issues closer to home. The duration of the post-screening panel will be approximately 40 minutes.

And Then We Danced is a vibrant and intense love story set in the dynamic but ultra-conservative world of traditional Georgian dance. Young male dancer Merab (beautifully played by young Georgian actor Levan Gelbakhiani) has been training since a young age at the National Georgian Ensemble with his dance partner Mary. His world is suddenly turned upside down when the charismatic and carefree Irakli arrives and becomes both his strongest rival and his forbidden desire. Merab finds himself having to break free and risk it all. Filmmaker Levan Akin tracks the intensity of desire brilliantly through the leaps and whirls of the dance steps culminating in a showstopping finale.

‘Swedish filmmaker Levan Akin’s luminous tour de force (and his native country’s Oscar submission for Best International Feature Film) adorns itself with the question of cultural identity as proudly as Merab dons his traditional Georgian dance robe in its rousing final scene.’ – Review by Jude Dry, Indie Wire

'The result is at once empowering . . . heart-wrenching . . . and inspirational.' - Review by Jared Mobarak, The Film Stage

Please note this film contains sequences of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

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