"CANNES. The only Swedish film in the film festival, ”And then we danced”, goes home with both the audience and the critics."
"It portrays a very taboo gayromans in Georgia's homophobic world of dance."
" God, yes, you can't be gay and Georgian dancers, then you will be thrown out of the troupe, says the director Levan Akin."
"the 39-year-old Levan Akin was born in Sweden, Tumba, sweden, but the family comes from Georgia. As a child boy, he often spent the summers there. Then part of the country is still the Soviet union."
"the Thoughts of this film was born when he worked with the last film ”the Circle” (2015), fantasyhistorien after Sara Bergmark Elfgrens and Mats Strandbergs succébok. Then he saw news photos of how the pride parade in the Georgian capital Tbilisi, was subjected to violent hatattacker."
"– Check out the clips on Youtube, it looks like in a zombiefilm. I felt that I could not drop it, I have to do it here. The film had been set in Poland or Hungary), but also to Georgia, I have the entrance to the."
"The Georgian folk dances are an important part of the country's culture. Many children try it's kind of like they are in Sweden try at football. Levan explored carefully the dance world and think it is paradoxical that while in the west, rather it is a norm to be gay in the dance world, is the in Georgia hugely homophobic."
"the Film's protagonists are two young dancers (Levan Gelbakhiani, Bachi Valishvili), who are rivals but fall in love with each other."
"Something that is not appealed to the head of the Georgian National Ballet, who did not want to cooperate with the production. He claimed that there were no gays in the country's world of dance."
"– It was tough. State organizations refused to cooperate with us. A yes to film in one place, suddenly became no. We had bodyguards. Our Georgian producer was threatened. But I wanted to record on-the-spot, to get the right one Tbilisi-feeling."
"an event in a crowded Thêatre Croisette during the Thursday morning were greeted by cheers and applause. And it is a warm, sensitive and engaging budding romance that is portrayed, with some very cool dance scenes. The american branschtidningarnas reviews are positive or very positive."
"– the Film will excite disgust in some circles in Georgia. But when the teaser was released, we got very much support also. I hope this Cannes-the premiere to give the movie a good boost.nnFOTNOT: the Film had its world premiere in sidosektionen the directors ' fortnight. The Sweden-premiere in september."