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And Then We Danced

Merab’s world is turned upside down by the arrival of a new dancer in this impassioned Cannes-winning love story.

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Dir-Scr Levan Akin
Prod Mathilde Dedye, Ketie Daniela, Julien Féret
With Levan Gelbakhiani, Bachi Valishvili, Ana Javakishvili
Certificate tbc
UK Distribution Peccadillo Pictures

The life of a traditional Georgian dancer is intense and demanding. And in this deeply conservative society, the dance tradition is held up as a sacredly patriotic and hyper-masculine activity. This beautiful, rhapsodic film follows handsome Merab as he encounters Irakli, a new dancer brought into the troupe. Irakli not only proves to be Merab’s rival in the rehearsal space, but also a competitor for his heart. As love blossoms in secret, Merab struggles with his emotions and the strictures of societal conventions. Controversial in its homeland, And Then We Danced has enchanted audiences worldwide since its world premiere and Grand Prix win at the Cannes Film Festival. It’s one of the best queer films of the last decade.

Brian Robinson

Additional information

All screenings will have Audio Description available

The screening on Saturday 21 March has English subtitles, including descriptions of non-dialogue audio, for customers who are D/deaf or hard of hearing.

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