Merab is a student at the academy of the Georgian National Ballet in Tblisi. He aspires to be a professional dancer one day. When Irakli sets the same course, Merab perceives him as a threat who could become one of the new permanent ensemble members. But the rivalry between them turns into desire. In the homophobic environment, which still upholds conservative ideas about masculinity, however, it is expected of them to keep their love for each other secret.
Levan Akin's thrilling romantic drama was celebrated in Cannes as a great discovery and has been awarded numerous times, for example at the Swedish award Guldbaggen in four categories.
Main Actor Levan Gelbakhiani features as one of the European Shooting Stars at this year's International Film Festival Berlin. His performance won him several awards, among others, he earned a nomination for the European Film Awards.
AND THEN WE DANCED
Georgia, Sweden 2019
106 min., DCP, OV with German subtitles / FSK: not yet rated
Director: Levan Akin
Script: Levan Akin
Camera: Lisabi Fridell
Cast: Levan Gelbakhiani, Bachi Valishvili, Ana Javakishvili, Giorgi Tsereteli
Picture: DFF - Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum
Tuesday, 10.03.2020 8:00 pm, Caligari FilmBühne Wiesbaden, OV with German subtitles (Tickets)