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And Then We Danced 15 rating

Merab’s world is turned upside down by the arrival of a new dancer in this impassioned Cannes-nominated love story.

Drama 2019 113 mins

Director: Levan Akin

Overview

The life of a traditional Georgian dancer is intense and demanding. And in this deeply conservative society, the dance tradition is held up as a sacredly patriotic and hyper-masculine activity. This beautiful, rhapsodic film follows handsome Merab as he encounters Irakli, a new dancer brought into the troupe. Irakli not only proves to be Merab’s rival in the rehearsal space, but also a competitor for his heart. As love blossoms in secret, Merab struggles with his emotions and the strictures of societal conventions.

Controversial in its homeland, And Then We Danced has enchanted audiences worldwide since its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. It’s one of the best queer films of the last decade.