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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.
I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to see this at the 2019 Chicago International Film Festival and I'm looking forward to seeing it again. The performances and choreography by the lead actors are excellent and I found the film to be very moving; I can only hope it gets a wider release and finds the audience it so badly deserves. Not only does the film illustrate how rigid gender expectations are in traditional Georgian dancing, it also has the courage to turn against those expectations in an amazing finale. Highly recommended.
- Nov 8, 2019
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