And Then We Danced
And Then We Danced

And Then We Danced

classified 15 S

Film

Fri 13 - Thu 19 March

Director:
Levan Akin
Cast:
Levan Gelbakhiani, Bachi Valishvili, Ana Javakishvili
Duration:
113 mins, Subtitled, 2019, Sweden | Georgia | France
Primary language:
Georgian

This award-winning Georgia-set drama (one of the most talked about films at Cannes) explores the possibilities of love, cultural identity, sexuality and self-expression within a repressively anti-LGBTQ+ society.

“Georgian dance is based on masculinity... There is no room for weakness!” So barks the stern, macho dance teacher to Merab (Levan Gelbakhiani), a teenager determined to make it as lead dancer in the National Georgian Ensemble. But his teacher is wrong; when new dancer Irakli (Bachi Valishvili) joins the class, Merab experiences not just competition, but the stirrings of forbidden desire as well...

After its Cannes screening this gripping love story quickly became one of the most hyped films of the Festival, while back in Georgia it was the subject of violent mass protests from the far right. Led by outstanding performances and energetic choreography, it is a devastating tale of love and liberation - something worth celebrating.

Please note: This film contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

  • There will be a Cinébabies screening (for parents/carers of babies under 12 months) of And Then We Danced on Mon 16 March at 11:00.

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Audio Description
Baby
Baby screening
Bite
Cinébites meal deal
D
Dubbed
DS
Descriptive Subtitling
Intro
Introductory Talk
QA
Q&A Session
R
Recorded
S
Subtitled
PS
Partially Subtitled
Times TBC
To be confirmed
CTBA
Certificate to be announced