And Then We Danced 15

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This film was last shown on 17 March 2020

“There is no sexuality in Georgian dance!” barks a stern dance teacher to Merab (Levan Gelbakhiani), a teenager determined to make it as lead dancer in the National Georgian Ensemble.

Oh, how wrong his teacher is.

Fiercely passionate about dance, Merab has trained religiously since childhood. His sole aim in life; to join Georgia's Main Dance Ensemble and travel the world. When a highly coveted space becomes available in the ensemble, Merab’s ambitions finally seem within reach. But when a powerful and charismatic new dancer, Irakli, joins the class, Merab experiences not just competition, but the stirrings of something more...

Swedish-born filmmaker Levan Akin’s gorgeous drama explores the possibilities of love, cultural identity, sexuality and self-expression in a repressively anti-LGBTQ+ society.


Levin Akin
France, Georgia, Sweden
1 hour 53 minutes
Ana Javakishvili, Bachi Valishili, Levan Gelbakhiani


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