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And Then We Danced (2019)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 7 February 2020 (USA)
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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

Writer:

Levan Akin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Levan Gelbakhiani ... Merab
Bachi Valishvili ... Irakli
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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Storyline

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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Drama | Romance

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Sweden's official submission to the International Feature Film category of the 92nd Academy Awards. See more »

Connections

References Spirited Away (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Take a Chance on Me
Written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
Performed by ABBA
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One of the best this year
27 September 2019 | by dakjetsSee all my reviews

If you want a different, warm, gripping and engaging drama - this is the movie! This heartwarming story from Georgia is a charmbomb. Incredibly well filmed with the storytelling taking place in Tiblisi. We follow a young man's encounter with his first love, in unfamiliar surroundings (at least for me). Great performances by these young actors make it both poignant and believable. I think the protagonist of the film clearly manages to show the challenges of being gay, in an environment that is clearly not ready for it. The film's message of what love and sorrow does to us is universal, but the place and surroundings this takes place in this film, lift it up and make it a special and touching experience in the cinema. Thanks to the Oslo Fusion Film Festival setting up this one, I hope it gets wide release worldwide. A warm recommendation from me.


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Country:

Sweden | Georgia | France

Language:

Georgian

Release Date:

7 February 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

And Then We Danced See more »

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:

$579,574
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Color | Black and White (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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