Directed by: Levan Akin
Starring: Levan Gelbakhiani, Bachi Valishvili, Ana Javakishvili
Warning: this screening features adult content.
Join us for the Opening Night Gala of the third annual Q-Film Weekender Festival, sponsored by Saxby’s Cider! Celebrate the best in LGBTQIA+ cinema from around the world, with this special preview screening of And Then We Danced.
Softness is a dangerous affliction for the boys of the National Georgian Ensemble in Levan Akin’s impressive film. To have soft limbs is to be weak, to lose strength in your muscles is to fail. This practice, rooted in military moves and Middle Age holiday celebrations, occupies the mind and body of Merab (dancer Levan Gelbakhiani in his first acting role), a sensitive and headstrong student at the academy. He’s talented, and a touch frustrated by the cultural structures inhibiting his livelihood. But he’s still mostly in control of his ambition, until a rival dancer enters the equation, throwing everything he thought he knew into question.
And Then We Danced screens In Competition for The Lamplighter Award for Best Feature Film.
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