Preview screening of And Then We Danced (15) at 18:00 featuring DS with a BSL interpreted filmed introduction from the Director
Deaf Conversations About Cinema from 20:00 in the Café/Bar featuring BSL interpretation
Join us for a special preview of one of the most talked about films at Cannes this year, And Then We Danced, an award-winning Georgia-set drama explores the possibilities of love, cultural identity, sexuality and self-expression within a repressively anti-LGBTQ+ society.
The 18:00 preview screening on Mon 9 March will feature Descriptive Subtitles and a filmed introduction from the film’s director, Levan Akin. The screening will be followed at 20:00 by a post-show discussion in the Café/Bar when we will be joined by Rebecca Ballard, Curator for Bristol Queer Vision and Freelance Creative Producer and audience members. Both the introduction and the post screening discussion will have simultaneous BSL (British Sign Language) interpretation.
“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 talked about 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:The film contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.
After the 18:00 DS screening of And Then We Danced please join us in the Café/Bar from 20:00 for an informal discussion, which will include BSL interpretation. You’ll receive 10% off drinks with your cinema ticket – so grab a glass and let us know your thoughts about And Then We Danced.