And Then We Danced

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 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. Levan Akin calls upon the talents of actors and physicality of professional dancers (including lead Levan Gelbakhiani in his first acting role) for his portrait of the intensity of desire. ‘And Then We Danced’ contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

★★★★ “A well-made love story, anchored by a mesmerising Levan Gelbakhiani and enlivened by electrifying dance numbers.” - Ian Freer, Empire

★★★★ “Electrifying in its physicality and fervent in its storytelling” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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Runtime 113 Minutes
Release date 2020
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