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Circle-director Chris Akins new film competes in Cannes

When the official Cannes program released last week shined a Swedish film with his absence – with the exception of Elin Övergaards ”No one listens” competing fo

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Circle-director Chris Akins new film competes in Cannes

When the official Cannes program released last week shined a Swedish film with his absence – with the exception of Elin Övergaards ”No one listens” competing for a palme d'or for best short film.

That plasters on the wounds are ”Circle”-director Chris Akins ”And then we danced” is taken out to the prestigious sidosektionen. Levan Akin långfilmsdebuterade 2011 with ”Katinkas kalas” and has also directed ”the Circle” which had its world premiere at the Berlin film festival 2015. He has also directed episodes of tv series such as ”Life in Fagervik”, ”Anno 1790” and ”Real people”.

the young dancer Merab who faced her life's toughest dilemma when he falls in love with his biggest rival in the dance company.

– To make a movie with this theme in Georgia was a challenge and we worked under a lot of pressure and secrecy. It is a very important and personal story for me and I hope that the film will reach many people, " says Levan Akin, who was born in Sweden but have their familjerötter in Georgia.

”And then we danced” was filmed in Georgia last autumn and is a Swedish-Georgian-French co-production. The film's Swedish producer Mathilde Dedye at the French Quarter Film, which is located behind Anna Odells ”Reunion” and Lina Maria Mannheimers bioaktuella ”Mating”.

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