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And Then We Danced

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  • Tickets: €10.50/€9
  • Date: Sun, 10th Nov 2019
  • Time: 17:30 - 19:15
  • Duration: 105 mins
  • Venue: The Everyman Theatre
  • Director: Levan Akin
  • Producer(s): Mathilde Dedye, Ketie Danelia
  • Screenwriter(s): Levan Akin
  • Main Cast: Levan Gelbakhiani, Bachi Valishvili
  • Country: Sweden, Georgia, France
  • Language(s): Subtitled
  • Year: 2019

Merab (a thrilling performance from first-time actor Levan Gelbakhiani) lives with his mother, grandmother and wayward elder brother in a cramped apartment in Tbilisi. Having trained at the National Georgian Ensemble from a young age, he is drilled in discipline and restraint, characteristics needed to fulfil his dancing ambitions. When Irakli (Bachi Valishvili, an utterly magnetic presence) joins the troupe, it provokes a rivalry that stirs repressed emotions in Merab. Vividly depicting the contrasting conservativism and dynamism of traditional Georgian dance, Levan Akin’s sensuous, vibrant drama boldly probes notions of nationalism, machismo and desire. MH

Official Selection, Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival
Winner, Golden Duke, Best Acting (Levan Gelbakhiani)
Grand Prix, Odessa International Film Festival, 2019


The Everyman Theatre
15 MacCurtain Street, Victorian Quarter
Cork City, Cork T23 E094 Ireland
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