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Ãã³ãµã¼ ããã¦ç§ããã¯è¸ãã Watch online poker. Finally some South African gay romance. Where can I actually watch the whole movie. Ãã³ãµã¼ ããã¦ç§ããã¯è¸ãã Watch. A Georgian dancer finds his voice amidst a conservative culture in Levan Akin's luminous drama, which is Sweden's official Oscar submission. Merab is a dancer. Like his mother and father before him, he has trained in the art of traditional Georgian dance since he first began walking. Lean and sinewy, he delicately balances stiffness and flow with each precise move, his eyes alight with the pure joy of creative expression. Hes the paragon of Georgian health, a perfect marriage of the fledgling democracys bright future and its proud past. If only his demanding dance coach, who barks that he is “too soft, ” could see it that way. If only there were room in Georgian dance — in Georgia itself — for a little softness, maybe the country wouldnt be losing so many of its artists, scholars, and innovators to more progressive climes. “ And Then We Danced, ” Swedish filmmaker Levan Akin s luminous tour de force (and his native countrys Oscar submission for Best International Feature Film) adorns itself with the question of cultural identity as proudly as Merab dons his traditional Georgian dance robe in its rousing final scene. Born in Stockholm to Georgian parents from Turkey, Akin chose to set his third feature film in Tblisi, at the intersection of one young mans arrival at queerness amid his rigorous training in the National Georgian Ensemble. We learn that hyper-masculinity is one of the central tenets of Georgian dance, although it only became so in the last 50 years. By framing his gentle coming-of-age tale around such a traditional piece of Georgian culture, he has made an inherently political film, and rendered it in sensitive terms with a celebratory spirit, not to mention a culture rarely seen onscreen. Its one of the years best gay films. “And Then We Danced” begins in the studio, with Merab (Levan Gelbakhiani) circling his longtime dance partner Mary (Ana Javakishvili. In the extensive dance scenes, Merab is smooth and joyous, bringing an unmistakable flair to the hard movements. But every time he seems to get into it, all strong shoulders and splayed hips, hes stopped and made to start again. “Georgian dance is based on masculinity, ” his teacher says. “There is no room for weakness in Georgian dance. ” “And Then We Danced” Anka Gujabidze Merabs day-to-day is an endless stream of hard work and stress: sweating through rehearsals, waiting tables for too little money, fighting with his drunken brother, and keeping the lights on for their grandmother and unemployed mother. Nevertheless, he cant help but skip elegantly on his way to catch the bus, as the citys golden light and colorful clotheslines illuminate his way. When a new male dancer arrives from the country, Merabs initial suspicions of the competition give way to intrigue. Dark-haired and with broad shoulders, the earring-clad Irakli (Bachi Valishvili) talks back to the teacher and follows his own rules. Though Merab is incensed when Irakli takes his place in a duet, he softens to the newcomer when the two start early morning rehearsals together. It isnt long before their desire takes over, once they find each other in the woods during a weekend of partying at a friends country home. Drinking homemade wine out of glass carafes and cavorting loudly around the shabby manor, they settle into a unexpected romantic backdrop. Fallen from its former glory, the setting nonetheless exudes a charming grandeur in its peeling paint and windowed parlors. Dancing to Robyn on the moonlit porch, an oversized fur hat atop his head, Merab vibrates with the electricity of first romance. Stealing sideways glances at Irakli in the car ride home, a wide and knowing smile spreads across his face. Hes too happy to notice the other boy doesnt return his gaze. The rest is fairly predictable, but Akin fills Merabs world with enough other intrigue to transcend the cliches of one unrequited gay romance. Merabs awakening may begin with Irakli, but it doesnt end with him. When Irakli disappears back home without warning, Merab makes eyes at a swishy young man with long hair. He follows his new friend to a gay bar that wouldnt be out of place in any other European city, as the loud and flamboyant crew party all night, ignoring the slurs of passersby. Akins script diverges from the traditional coming-of-age tale, even as he hits all the old notes — forcible outing by a jealous classmate, fight scene, the inevitable heartbreak. Its all there, but the movie remains laser focused on Merabs internal journey. His forceful final dance audition provides the films impassioned finale, as the character finally unshackles himself from the burden of tradition to perform with unbridled style and joy. There may be no room for softness in traditional Georgian dance, but there is always room for interpretation. Grade: A- “And Then We Danced” premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and is Swedens official Oscar entry for Best International Feature. The film plays NewFest on October 26. Music Box Films will release it in the U. S. in January, 2020. Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here.
And Then We Danced: director Levan Akin conjures an interesting mix in this drama, as he plays against a very specific backdrop (Georgian national dance) a story that is seemingly more and more universal (the persecution of those who dare to follow their hearts, going against cultural and religious tradition. The main characters are all engaging: talented, passionate, dedicated. They are all well-defended by the young cast: Levan Gelbakhiani is very expressive, with a very earnest face; Bachi Valishvili deals very well with the mischievousness and defiance of his character; both of them, as well as Ana Javakishvili, have the physicality for the dances. The film is nicely shot by cinematographer Lisabi Fridell, who captures the energy and intensity of the dance numbers (assisted by the editing team of Akin and Simon Carlgren) as well as the more intimate moments, very effectively.
I met the actor who plays Lorenzo at a festival a month ago. He was chill. D20 Grenade. And Then We Danced is a story of forbidden love between two male dancers in Tbilisi, Georgia—but dont go calling it the dance worlds Call Me By Your Name. Directed by Levan Akin, the film, now in theaters nationwide, follows Merab (Levan Gelbakhiani) a traditional Georgian dancer in the National Georgian Ensemble, whose world is turned upside down with the arrival of a new dancer in his troupe, named Irakli (Bachi Valishvili. At first, Merab views Irakli as a potential threat; then, the two dancers relationship evolves into friendship, and eventually, the big L: lust. (Then, of course, it turns to love. Their secret draw to one another—they both have girlfriends—is a classic case of opposites attracting. Irakli is outspoken and spontaneous, his dancing more rigid and tough than Merabs, who is more quiet and elegant in movement—deemed “soft” by his instructor. What follows is a clever parallel of story lines: Merab must work to embody the style of traditional Georgian dance, the movements stiff and hypermasculine, while stifling the growing feelings that he is developing for Irakli. The stifling doesnt last long, and the more Merab acts on his desires, the more his dancing goes against the traditional aesthetic; his evolving dance style echoes his growing self-acceptance. A larger threat also hangs over their growing relationship. In Georgia, LGBTQ rights are constantly under attack. (Tbilisi itself has a strong pro-LGBTQ community, which Akin consulted with for the film. The director said he was inspired to make the film after a Pride parade in 2013 was besieged by protests. “Fifty people in Tbilisi tried to have a Pride parade, which would be Georgias first, and they were attacked by thousands of people in a counterdemonstration that was organized by the Orthodox Church and some far-right groups, ” Akin tells Vogue. “It struck a chord. ” The director, whose parents are from Georgia, but was himself raised in Sweden, decided he not only wanted to do a film about Georgias issues with homophobia—he also wanted to use the metaphor of traditional dance, and a character defying it, to make a statement about how culture and tradition needs to evolve. “The film isnt a love story for me, ” Akin says. “[Merab] does fall in love, but that sort of awakens his drive to be himself, and to break the norm that hes in. Its about self-acceptance, not just [his sexuality]—its about how he wants to choose to exhibit himself in his artistry. ” When And Then We Danced premiered in Georgia, it too was met with protests from far-right groups. While making the film, Akin and his cast had to keep the project under wraps, making use of guerrilla-style shooting. “We were trying to keep it clandestine and not tell everybody what we were doing, because of a lot of people are just homophobic by default in Georgia—not because theyre bad people, but because theyve never encountered LGBTQ people, ” Akin says. “We would tell them that we were shooting another type of film…a film about a French tourists who came to Georgia and fell in love with the culture. ” The films main choreographer, who created some of the films critical dance sequences, also chose to remain anonymous for the project. Photo: Courtesy of Music Box Films Starring in the film was a risk for leading men Gelbakhiani and Valishvili as well. And Then We Danced is Gelbakhianis first acting role. The 23-year-old studied classical ballet and modern dance, but, like many dancers based in the country, grew up exposed to traditional Georgian dance. He said he was drawn to the role after noticing parallels between his character and his own real-life experience. “Georgian dance is quite common in Georgia. Everyone used to do that when we were kids, ” he says. “It was really, really hard to adapt the Georgian dance and this shape of masculinity, because the way I dance is softer. ” Gelbakhiani understood the potential disapproval the film might court, but felt it could ultimately make a bigger impact. “In the beginning, I was a little hesitant because of the topic, and because of the fear from [our] society, ” says Gelbakhiani. “Then I realized, sometimes you dont have any tools to fight, and you dont have any tools to change some political issues. I had the chance to say something and to change something. ” Whether it will shift attitudes is yet to be seen, but the film has certainly picked up acclaim: And Then We Danced swept Swedens Guldbagge Awards last month, picking up trophies for best picture, best screenplay, best cinematography, and best actor (Gelbakhiani. “I wanted to make a film that has a lot of empathy and a lot of hope, even though it was a dark topic in many ways, ” says Akin. “Film is a good medium for that. ”.
I really like this song. By Paz Mata December 8, 2019 “There is no sexuality in Georgian dance, ” says Aleko (Kakha Goidze) teacher of a touring dancing company. That doesnt sit well with Merab (Levan Gelbakhiani) a young dancer who has been training from an early age at the National Georgian Ensemble. His world suddenly changes with the arrival of the charismatic and carefree Irakli (Bachi Valishvili) who becomes both his strongest rival and the object of his desire. In this conservative setting, Merab finds himself having to break free and risk it all. “We couldnt be open about what the movie was about; we had to make up stories. It is legal to be gay in Georgia and there is protection on an official level, ” explained director Levan Akin at the Cannes Film Festival where he premiered this film about a young mans sexual awakening in the Directors Fortnight section. Akins 2011 debut film, Certain People, was screened at the Tribeca Film Festival, and his follow-up, The Circle, produced by Benny Anderson of ABBA, opened the Berlin Festival in 2015. His third feature film, And Then We Danced, is his first shot in the Georgian language. Akin (Swedish-born of Georgian descent) and his team had to be scrappy while shooting in the capital, Tbilisi. “The Georgian government is ‘pro-West, with financial support from the European Union and everything, but they didnt help us at all. In fact, we shot this as a guerrilla film, said the filmmaker, adding: “There were rumors about the subject matter, and we received lots of threats, so we decided to hire bodyguards. If they had known what we were filming, they would have attacked us. We were like this ragtag group of people running around. It was pretty tough in that sense. But we got it and it was gratifying. ” The writer/director was inspired by seeing images of Georgias first LGTB pride parade in Tbilisi, in 2013, which was attacked by a counter parade organized by the Georgians orthodox church, supposedly supported by Russia) and some far rightwing groups. “Those images were really terrible, they looked like a Zombie movie, ” recalls Akin, who considers himself a sensitive soul and a committed vegan who even feels bad about flying to all the festivals locations where the film has been shown, due to fossil fuels. “I feel that my work must be more than just something Im passionate about. When it takes you four years to make a movie, you have to contribute something. I do know something about Georgia. I did this film because of that. ” For Akin, the response to the films subject matter has been both positive and negative. Overall, he says, there is a switch “to a more warm and positive dialogue-style conversation. There is a vocal young progressive group trying to move this issue forward. ”.
Arvid is using Letterboxd to share film reviews and lists with friends. Join here. And Then We Danced Film poster Directed by Levan Akin Written by Levan Akin Starring Levan Gelbakhiani Bachi Valishvili Ana Javakishvili Music by Zviad Mgebry Cinematography Lisabi Fridell Edited by Levan Akin Simon Carlgren Production company French Quarter Film Release date 16 May 2019 ( Cannes) 13 September 2019 (Sweden) Running time 105 minutes Country Sweden Georgia Language Georgian Box office 185, 282  And Then We Danced is a 2019 Swedish-Georgian drama film directed by Levan Akin. It was screened in the Directors' Fortnight section at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.  3] It was selected as the Swedish entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.  5] Screening of the film in Georgia sparked protests, due to the story about a gay love affair.  Premise [ edit] Merab (Levan Gelbakhiani) has been training at the National Georgian Ensemble with his partner Mary (Ana Javakhishvili. However, when Irakli (Bachi Valishvili) arrives, he becomes both his rival and strongest desire. Cast [ edit] Levan Gelbakhiani as Merab Ana Javakishvili as Mary Anano Makharadze Bachi Valishvili as Irakli Giorgi Tsereteli as David Ninutsa Gabisonia Tamar Bukhnikashvili as Teona Critical response [ edit] On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 93% based on 14 reviews.  The film also won the Grand Prix, decided by the audience, as well as the Best Film and Best Actor awards, decided by the international jury, at the 10th Odesa International Film Festival in July 2019.  In August 2019, Levan Gelbakhiani won the Heart of Sarajevo Award for Best Actor at the 25th Sarajevo Film Festival.  In October 2019, the film won the Best Feature Film Award at the 2019 Iris Prize Festival.  It tied with Aniara for most awards at the 55th Guldbagge Awards, winning 4 awards including "Best film. 11] Screenings and protests [ edit] Georgian police reinforcement at the second protection line during the premiere. Ultra-conservative and pro-Russian  groups threatened to cancel the screening of the film in Tbilisi and Batumi, Georgia.  Head of the Children Protection Public Movement Levan Palavandishvili, pro-Russian businessman Levan Vasadze, head of Russian Yevgeny Primakov Foundation in Georgia, Dimitri Lortkipanidze, and the leader of ultra-nationalist movement Georgian March Sandro Bregadze announced they would go to the cinemas to not allow the showing of the film "which is against Georgian and Christian traditions and values and popularises the sin of sodomy. 14] The director of the film, Levan Akin responded to the threats, saying "It is absurd that people who bought tickets need to be brave and risk getting harassed or even assaulted just for going to see a film. I made this film with love and compassion. The Georgian Orthodox Church disapproved the film premiere but also stated that “church distances itself from any violence. ”  On 8 November 2019, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia mobilized police troops at Amirani Cinema and nearby territory and placed special riot police troops nearby territory of Philharmonic Hall. Police officers surrounded the entrance to the building of Amirani Cinema.  Later that day several hundred members of Georgian March attempted to break the police cordon and forcibly enter the building of Amirani Cinema, but were stopped by the police.  The protesters wore masks and used pyrotechnics.  Despite the attempts, all screenings of the film took place as planned.  The police detained two persons and accused them of violating Article 173 of the Code of Administrative Offenses of Georgia (disobedience of lawful order of a police officer) and Article 166 (hooliganism. 19] One of the leaders of the Republican Party of Georgia, Davit Berdzenishvili, was attacked by the protesters.  Civil activist Ana Subeliani was also heavily injured in a clash with protesters and transferred to a hospital.  See also [ edit] List of submissions to the 92nd Academy Awards for Best International Feature Film List of Swedish submissions for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film References [ edit] External links [ edit] And Then We Danced on IMDb.
Steppe Up: Irakli (Bachi Valishvili) and Merab (Levan Gelbakhiani) share a moment between dance moves in And Then We Danced. Lisabi Fridell/Music Box Films hide caption toggle caption "This is not the lambada. a grim-faced dance instructor reminds his students in Levan Akin's And Then We Danced, directing his comments mostly toward Merab (Levan Gelbakhiani) whose movements have edged too much toward the feminine for his tastes. In traditional Georgian dance, he tells him, You should be like a nail" and his longtime partner, Mary (Ana Javakishvili) must have a gaze that suggests virginal innocence. But Merab's hips don't lie, and neither do his hands, which flutter and float across his body, and the rest of the film is about who gets to dictate how he expresses himself. Though chosen as Sweden's submission for the Best International Feature Film Oscar — it didn't wind up getting a nomination — And Then We Danced was an act of indie subterfuge for its director, whose parents emigrated from Georgia and who used to spend summers there as a child. The air of violent homophobia that surrounds Akin's story of two male dancers was validated both by the making of the film, which was produced on-the-fly in Tbilisi with no little support and a reluctant leading man, and its screenings in Tbilisi and Batumi, which were met by ugly ultra-nationalist and pro-Russian protests. The stakes of this film are very real. Yet forbidden dances are not limited to the lambada, either. It's a longstanding convention of dance films to throw up class or racial barriers for its romantic partners to tango over, and Akin isn't eager enough to defy those conventions. There's a big climactic audition. There's a gallery of sinister no-fun-niks. There are stolen kisses (and more) just outside the view of people who would be infuriated by them. Akin's formal choreography doesn't press the limits like his hero's dance choreography, and the drama sags from the lack of inspiration and audaciousness. For a film this controversial, it should feel more dangerous than it is. Akin does well in detailing Merab's life on the margins, which is comprehensively bleak before he risks it all for love. Merab doesn't make money yet as a dancer, so he scrambles to make ends meet as a waiter and crashes with his family in their shabby, loud, overcrowded apartment. His mother and father, now separated, were once dancers themselves, but neither could make a living out of it and both are filled with regret. When a slot opens up in the National Georgian Ensemble, a well-paying and prestigious touring company, Merab and the other men in his class go after it. This includes a mysterious new student, Irakli (Bachi Valishvili) who shocks the instructor by turning up in an earring and starts throwing suggestive looks in Merab's direction. Once Merab and Irakli start rehearsing together in the mornings, an intense romantic relationship between them develops, despite news that the dancer they're trying to replace was booted for having sex with another man. The two carve out a little happiness for themselves, which looks conspicuous even when they're not in the same room: Merab cannot stop smiling, and he generally doesn't have much to smile about. But with the risks they're taking, along with their rivalry for an open slot, threatens their fledgling relationship. Gelbakhiani and Valishvili have fine chemistry on and off the floor, but And Then We Danced is most convincing when we can hear their bodies talk. Akin has a great feel for the subtle differences between traditional Georgian dance and the flourishes Merab and Irakli are trying to bring to it, and he's even better when they're in more private spaces, grooving to songs like Abba's "Take a Chance on Me" and Robyn's "Honey. While these men long for liberation through dance, they don't see that impulse as incompatible with tradition, even when they're scolded for not acting more like monuments to masculinity. Based on its reception in Georgia, And Then We Danced has a good sense of the challenges facing the LGBTQ community and it seems to tread carefully because of them, never provoking more than strictly necessary. Yet it's still following a winning formula, blessed by an underlying optimism that change is possible if the right people keep insisting on it. Dance and culture have to evolve together, Akin implies, or else fall into grim obsolescence.
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Ãã³ãµã¼ ããã¦ç§ããã¯è¸ãã Watch online ecouter. ダンサー そして私たちは踊った Watch online ecouter. ダンサー そして私たちは踊った Watch online. Levan Akin's queer coming-of-age drama stoked protests in Tblisi, Georgia, and pushed the filmmaker to make his most impactful film yet. In mid-2013, violent anti-LGBT demonstrations erupted in Georgia, the fledgling democracy in the South Caucasus which only five years prior had successfully recovered from an aggressive Russian invasion. Roughly 20, 000 counter protestors had gathered in the capital of Tblisi to target some 50 LGBT activists marching for gay rights. Watching the violence unfold from his home in Sweden, gay filmmaker Levan Akin felt ashamed that his country of origin, where he spent summers in his youth, would display its homophobia so violently. The revelation inspired him to set his third feature film in Tblisi, and envision it as a tour-de-force coming-of-age drama about a traditional Georgian dancer coming to terms with his sexuality. Six years later, “ And Then We Danced, ” which is Swedens official submission for Best International Feature, is reigniting anti-gay sentiment in Georgia. Queer films have enjoyed significant mainstream success and critical acclaim in Hollywood in recent years, with the consecutive trifecta of “Carol, ” “Moonlight” and “Call Me By Your Name” receiving recognition from the Academy, not to mention the fervent adulation of LGBTQ audiences. Were well past the days of “Brokeback Mountain, ” when it was rare to see a queer film in the Oscar conversation. As evidenced by the fervor over last years Kenyan lesbian film “Rafiki, ” queer film is just as galvanizing — and politically impactful — outside the U. S. and Western Europe as it was in Hollywood 20 years ago. Which is why, when a film as tender, well-crafted, and culturally significant as “And Then We Danced” comes along, attention must be paid. “This notion of tradition and culture and these bigots hijacking what its supposed to mean really pisses me off, ” Akin told IndieWire during an interview in New York during Newfest. “A lot of young people were really disowning their heritage in Georgia because it represented oppression and patriarchy for them. With this film I wanted to be like — ‘It doesnt have to. You can decide what you want it to represent. '” Even though it was filmed in Tblisi, the film has been ecstatically embraced in Akins home country. In addition to being the countrys Oscar pick, it is Swedens top-reviewed film of the year and continues to screen in theaters there. Its reception in Georgia, while rapturous among progressives, has been decidedly more fraught. When an initial trailer premiered accompanying the films Cannes Film Festival premiere, it was “like a bomb” according to Akin. But for the filmmaker, the trouble started from the beginning of production. “And Then We Danced” Anka Gujabidze “I set it up as a very classic narrative. I knew that I couldnt deviate too much because I never knew what I would have, we would lose location on like one days notice, ” Akin said. Once word got out about the content of the film, Akin and his producers not only had trouble securing shooting locations, but they also had to hire a security detail after receiving threats. Initially naive about the potential challenges of shooting a queer film in a conservative country, Akin first realized how dire the situation was during an early meeting at one of the national dance ensembles. “When they found out what the movie was about they basically kicked us out, and they were like, ‘Why is it a movie about a boy and a boy? There are no gay people in Georgian dance. And I was like — ‘Actually there are, I interviewed several. And they were like, ‘Get the fuck out of here. '” Rather than giving up, Akin described the constraints as liberating. The filmmaker — who trained under Swedish auteur Roy Andersson and has directed for the Swedish National Television, which he describes as “a machine” — knew how to work on the fly. “I really had to be flexible. But Ive never filmed like this before, and this is how I always want to work now. It was so fun to be in the moment and to never really know what I was gonna get, but I took what I could all the time, ” he said. “The restaurant was open when were filming, the [sex workers] were working that night. Its very neorealist. We literally ran out with our camera and were like — ‘OK lets do this scene now. Ive never worked like that. ” Casting proved a unique challenge as well. For his luminous leading man, with whom the filmmaker shares a first name, Akin tapped contemporary dancer Levan Gelbakhiani for the role of Merab. With distinctive features and a lithe physicality, Gelbakhiani toggled effortlessly between child-like innocence, explosive anger, and wisdom beyond his years. His riveting performance is indisputably the heart and spine of the film. But because of the sensitive subject matter, not to mention an ambivalence towards acting, Gelbakhiani was initially reluctant to even meet with the director. Akin eventually wore him down, and began the process of getting the dancer comfortable being vulnerable on camera. In an initial teaser to help raise production money, Gelbakhiani was far too guarded and reserved. Levan Akin (R) with actors Ana Javakishvili (C) and Levan Gelbakhiani Nacho Gallego/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock “That was a concern my Swedish producer had. She was like, ‘Hes nice to look at, he has a very intriguing face, but you can feel that hes protecting himself. And I was like, ‘Just give me time and Ill break him down, ” Akin said. His inexperience forced Akin to get creative with the edit. “He isnt an actor, so a lot of the things were one-shot takes. It was very hard to get him to do the same thing two times. It was really sort of like Russian roulette. I edited the movie, and it was almost like editing a documentary in a way, because I had so much material but so little of the same thing. ” While the story includes a satisfying romantic storyline, with an earring-clad fellow dancer no less, the film is really more about Merabs personal journey of self actualization. Lest wary queer audiences worry, the film includes multiple sex scenes — and theyre smokin hot. “I have [the sex scenes] in the movie because I thought they were necessary for the narrative, they were necessary for the viewers to understand their connection, ” Akin said. “There is a love story in the film, but to me it was never supposed to be a love movie. Its about him finding his place in this traditional society and the love story is a catalyst for that. ” Akin is enjoying the success of “And Then We Danced, ” though he was understandably upset about news of anti-gay protests at screenings in Tblisi. The film has received universally rave reviews, including from the Georgian media ( as well as from this critic. Its both heartening and refreshing to see a gay film with political impact, something the blockbusters of todays Hollywood lack in a big way. By returning to his Georgian roots, Akin was able to shine a light on a global issue while injecting a shot of adrenaline into his own artistic process. The result is his most impactful film yet. “I think Id gotten bored of the old way of filming, ” he said. “So this film really gave me back my joy of making film. Im happy that it showed somehow in the movie. ” Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here.
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This I wish would happen to me. As a Georgian, i am proud for this movie, beautifully done and very very close to the Georgian reality. its not a movie about gays but also about the social-economical issues and problems among youth. i loved how soflty levan akin touched the clubbing culture.
Levan and bacho did amazing job as well and risked a lot just by acting in this movie.
go and watch if you have the chance.
p.s. some of the jokes or the expressions gonna be probably not fully understandable for non-georgians but still 10/10 💥.
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