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52nd edition from May 13 to 23, 2020

And Then We Danced

Fortnight 2019, Feature film, 1h45
World premiere


Merab 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.


Levan Akin

Levan Akin is a Swedish born filmmaker of Georgian descent. His work often plays on class and gender. And Then We Danced is Akin first Georgian language feature.

Ana Javakhishvili
Anano Makharadze
Bachi Valishvili
Giorgi Tsereteli
Levan Gelbakhiani
Ninutsa Gabisonia

Levan Akin

Lisabi Fridell

Beso Kacharava

Levan Akin, Simon Carlgren

French Quarter Film
Arbetargatan 32
SE-112 45 Stockholm – Suède
T : +46 707 97 97 66

Takes Film (Géorgie)
AMA Productions (France)

ARP Sélection
13 rue Jean Mermoz
75008 Paris – France
T : +33 1 56 69 26 00

foreign sales
Totem Films
8 Impasse Druinot
75012 Paris – France
T : +33 7 67 76 46 22

International Rescue PR
Manlin Sterner

Release date : 6 November 2019

Cannes projection

May 16
Théâtre Croisette

Théâtre Croisette

May 17
Cinéma Les Arcades / Salle 1

Press release

l’aisance et la fraîcheur lumineuse du comédien (et danseur) principal, Levan Gelbakhiani /// Libération

de vrais moments enivrants /// Le mag du cine

l’énergique floraison d’un héros gay en Géorgie /// Toute la culture

un récit attachant au sein d’un décor original /// Critic film

And Then We Danced is personal and political, romantic and educational /// Screen Daily

On rit beaucoup dans cette camionnette déglinguée /// Maze