Merab (Levan Gelbakhiani) and his dance partner Mary have been training together since a young age at the National Georgian Ensemble in Tblisi. But everything changes with the arrival of the carefree Irakli, and an intense professional rivalry soon gives way to desire.
In the conservative world of Georgian dance, can Merab remain true to himself without jeopardising his future?
Professional dancer Levan Gelbakhiani delivers a standout performance in his film debut, while director Akin delicately balances the romance of sexual awakening with the confines of tradition in this highly anticipated and critically acclaimed feature.
Introduced by Berwyn Rowlands, Iris Prize Festival Director
Winner of Best Feature at Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival 2019
“…an incredible masterwork that moved us to the core” – Iris Prize 2019 Feature Jury
In association with Peccadillo Pictures