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And Then We Danced (2019)

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A passionate coming-of-age tale set amidst the conservative confines of modern Tbilisi, the film follows Merab, a competitive dancer who is thrown off balance by the arrival of Irakli, a fellow male dancer with a rebellious streak.

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Levan Akin

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Levan Akin
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Levan Gelbakhiani ... Merab
Bachi Valishvili Bachi Valishvili ... Irakli
Ana Javakishvili Ana Javakishvili ... Mary
Kakha Gogidze Kakha Gogidze ... Aleko
Ana Makharadze Ana Makharadze ... Sopo (as Anane Makharadze)
Nino Gabisonia Nino Gabisonia ... Ninutsa (as Ninutsa Gabisonia)
Levan Gabrava Levan Gabrava ... Luka
Dachi Babunashvili Dachi Babunashvili ... Rati
Saba Abashidze Saba Abashidze ... Vakhtang
Giorgi Aladashvili Giorgi Aladashvili ... Gela
Soso Abramishvili Soso Abramishvili ... Shalva
Salome Nadaraia Salome Nadaraia ... Merab's Waitress Colleague
Tsitsino Kobiahsvili Tsitsino Kobiahsvili ... Inga Deyda
Zaira Tabatadze Zaira Tabatadze ... Potato Shop Woman
Eka Mzhavanadze Eka Mzhavanadze ... Aurora
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A passionate tale of love and liberation set amidst the conservative confines of modern Georgian society, AND THEN WE DANCED follows Merab, a devoted dancer who has been training for years with his partner Mary for a spot in the National Georgian Ensemble. The arrival of another male dancer, Irakli-gifted with perfect form and equipped with a rebellious streak-throws Merab off balance, sparking both an intense rivalry and romantic desire that may cause him to risk his future in dance as well as his relationships with Mary and his family.

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Lead actor Levan Gelbakhiani was initially not interested in being in the film due to the subject matter and how it might affect him, living in Georgia. See more »

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References Spirited Away (2001) See more »

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Take a Chance on Me
Written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
Performed by ABBA
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Simple, real and emotional
10 November 2019 | by NninchkaSee all my reviews

For director the one challenge is to shoot a film about LGBTQ issue and not to dramatize script, another is to take Georgian film about the same issue and do not express a enormous wave of aggression to homophobia and to catch the balance. If you ask me why I will answer: In Georgia plenty people are on the side of homophobia. From my point of view the main problem is that they think LGBTQ people are strangers, they live somewhere not near them, not in their families, not in their neighborhood or in the circles of friends. They think gays are some savage, immoral people without families or normal lives.

And then there is the movie AND THEN WE DANCED. Director is catching the balance, it doesn't show any aggression, it only tells that gay people are between us, as normal as anyone and we only need to face that and to be humane.

The film is kind and emotional. RECOMMEND! Maybe after watching this film people haunted by homophobia will rethink the issue.


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Language:

Georgian

Release Date:

7 February 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Tbilisi, Georgia See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,880, 9 February 2020

Gross USA:

$177,262

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$578,894
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