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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

And Then We Danced

Fortnight 2019, Feature film, 1h45
World premiere

Synopsis

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.

Director

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

screenplay
Levan Akin

photography
Lisabi Fridell

sound
Beso Kacharava

editing
Levan Akin, Simon Carlgren

production
French Quarter Film
Arbetargatan 32
SE-112 45 Stockholm – Suède
T : +46 707 97 97 66
mathilde@frenchquarter.se
www.frenchquarter.se

coproduction
Takes Film (Géorgie)
AMA Productions (France)

distribution
ARP Sélection
13 rue Jean Mermoz
75008 Paris – France
T : +33 1 56 69 26 00
mh@arpselection.eu

foreign sales
Totem Films
8 Impasse Druinot
75012 Paris – France
T : +33 7 67 76 46 22
berenice@totem-films.com
www.totem-films.com

publicist
Internationale
International Rescue PR
Manlin Sterner
manlin@manlin.se

Cannes projection

May 16
8h45
Théâtre Croisette

20h45
Théâtre Croisette

May 17
22h30
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