Watch Anytime • Virtual Screening Room: AND THEN WE DANCED
AND THEN WE DANCED
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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 for a spot in the National Georgian Ensemble. The arrival of the talented and rebellious Irakli throws Merab off balance, sparking an intense rivalry and a forbidden desire. Originally programmed by Three Dollar Bill Cinema as part of the 36th Olympia Film Festival, here is what Kathleen Mullen had to say about the film:
“And Then We Danced was my first choice to highlight and support at the Olympia Film Festival. The power and politics of gender restrictions in dance is explored through Merab’s passion for the traditional Georgian art form that he has danced since childhood. Swedish/ Georgian filmmaker Levan Akin’s gives voice to his character Merab as he is falling in love for the first time and discovering and accepting himself as both a dancer and a gay man. The exploration of hyper masculinity in the world of dance and Georgian society is unique and rousing asking questions about art, tradition, and if traditional Georgian society will allow for change. The charismatic Merab will have to make choices that will change the course of his life forever.” – Kathleen Mullen, Three Dollar Bill Cinema
Dir: Levan Akin / 2019 / Sweden, Georgia / 105 min