WHO’S IN IT?
Levan Gelbakhiani (film debut), Ana Javakishvili (film debut), Bachi Valishvili (film debut), Giorgi Tsereteli (film debut), Tamar Bukhnikashvili (Keep Smiling), Marika Gogichaishvili (film debut), Kakha Gogidze (5 Days of War), Levan Gabrava (film debut), Ana Makharadze (film debut), Nino Gabisonia (film debut), Mate Khidasheli (film debut), Aleko Begalishvili (Koma)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Levan Akin (Certain People), director, writer, editor; Ketie Danelia (film debut) and Mathilde Dedye (The Reunion), producers; Lisabi Fridell (6A), cinematographer; Simon Carlgren (Power to the People), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Merab (Gelbakhiani) is an ambitious young dancer at the National Georgian Ensemble, where he trains with his partner Mary (Javakishvili). However, he is thrown off by the arrival of Irakli (Valishvili), a fellow male dancer with a rebellious streak, and soon he becomes Merab’s biggest rival and also his strongest desire…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
This passionate coming-of-age story has already gained controversy in its native Georgia for its content, but a release in more accepting parts of the world such as the UK should help the film overcome its unfortunate home reception.