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Merab, a devoted dancer, has been training for years with his partner Mary for a spot in the National Georgian Ensemble. The arrival of another male dancer, Irakli, sparks both an intense rivalry and romantic desire that may cause Merab to risk his future in dance as well as his relationships.
Levan Akin’s And Then We Danced took the festival circuit by storm with its impressionistic depiction of desire and electrifying dance sequences. Introducing a marvellous Levan Gelbakhiani, this silky, intimate story gently excavates queer allusions from the conservative Georgian folk-dance scene.