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And Then We Danced (2020)And Then We Danced (2020)

And Then We Danced (2020)

Equal parts gorgeous and heartbreaking dance romance from Georgia

Drama, Romance

best
THE VERY BEST

8.6

movie

France, Georgia

Georgian

Heart-warming, Romantic, Sweet

2020

Levan Akin

Aleko Begalishvili, Ana Javakishvili, Bachi Valishvili

113 min

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.

Our Take

8.6
Staff

Georgian dance has cut-throat competition: the art form is dying even within Gerogia, and to make it, dancers compete to join the one duo that represents the country. The chance finally comes and the spot opens up, igniting the hopes of performers from around the country. Mervan is one of them, a young dancer from a poor background who takes food from his restaurant job to feed his family. His main competition is a newcomer, Irakli, who also comes from a difficult background and hopes to secure the spot to provide for his ill father.

When their lives hang on them competing against one another, Mervan and Irakli fall for each other.

And Then We Danced is full of incredible dance sequences that add to the beauty of the romance at its center; but it’s also a heartbreaking exploration of unfulfilled ambition.

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