Movie Diary 8/30/2020

And Then We Danced (Levan Akin, 2019). This is the Georgian film that caused civic unrest when it played in that country, not merely because its lead characters are gay, but because apparently homosexuality “does not exist” in Georgia. Uh-huh. It turns out to be a terrific movie, alive to specific youthful energies and the hothouse world of dance (it’s about two male dancers who find each other in the very hidebound tradition of Georgian dance). The two leads, Levan Gelbakhiani and Bachi Valishvili, are both terrific.

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