Caucasus Kino #2: And Then We Danced (2020)

Credit: TriArt Film, 2020

“There is no room for weakness in Georgian dance.”

Levan Akin’s And Then We Danced (2020) sparked controversy in Georgia when it premiered. Actually, “controversy” might be an understatement.

It caused a riot in Tbilisi.

Why? Because it depicts LGBT characters in the context of Georgian dance — a cultural staple of Georgia and symbol of