And Then we Danced
Sweden | Drama
The fascinating backdrop of Georgian traditional dancing, described early in the film by the head choreographer as ‘the spirit of the nation’, is the backdrop for this engaging coming of age story.
Merab (Levan Gelbakhiani), a young Georgian from a family of dancers, has been training since a young age at the National Georgian Ensemble with his dance partner Mary. His world is suddenly turned upside down when the charismatic and carefree Irakli arrives and becomes both his strongest rival and desire. In this conservative setting Merab finds himself having to break free and risk it all.
Director: Levan Akin
Cast: Levan Gelbakhiani, Ana Javakishvili, Bachi Valishvili
Duration: 113 mins
Rating: Unclassified 18+
Official selections: Cannes, Sundance, London, Melbourne
Tuesday 21 April, 2.45pm – Cinema 1, HOTA
Sunday 26 April, 12.15pm – Arts Theatre, HOTA
Adults $17, Concession $14