North Wales 2020

Iris Preview: And Then We Danced

Wed 22 Jan 2020, 20:15
Cineworld Llandudno Junction
A powerful story of sexual awakening in the traditional world of Georgian dance.

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.


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