Sweden’s official entry to next year’s Oscars is an instantly engaging tale of a young male dancer's sexual awakening in contemporary Tbilisi, Georgia.
Merab (Levan Gelbakhiani) has been training in traditional Georgian dance from a young age at the National Georgian Ensemble with his dance partner Mary. His world is turned upside down when the carefree Irakli Bachi Valishvili arrives and becomes both his strongest rival and desire.
Tenderly exploring the strictly gendered boundaries of tradition, And Then We Danced is a perfect cinematic marriage of personal and political. Gelbakhiani’s presence is magnetic and his effortless ability to radiate joy on screen is a delight to behold.
Outburst and QFT are excited to present a special preview of one of the best films of the year. Winner of the Best Screenplay and Queer Palm at Cannes 2019, Portrait of a Lady on Fire confirms Céline Sciamma as one of the most exciting filmmakers in the world today.