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And Then We Danced

Sweden/Georgia/France, 2019, 105mins, Cert.TBC
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Film description

Unfortunately, in response to the Coronavirus outbreak, we've had to cancel this screening. All customers who've pre-booked will be emailed soon about arranging a refunds.

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Softness is a dangerous affliction for the boys of the National Georgian Ensemble in Levan Akin’s And Then We Danced. To have soft limbs is to be weak, to lose strength in your muscles is to fail. This practice, rooted in military moves and Middle Age holiday celebrations, occupies the mind and body of Merab (Levan Gelbakhiani), a sensitive and headstrong student at the academy. He’s talented, and a touch frustrated by the cultural structures inhibiting his livelihood. But he’s still mostly in control of his ambition, until a rival dancer enters the equation and thaws his cool veneer with a threat. 

Screened in Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes 2019 and selected as the Swedish entry for the Best International Feature at the upcoming Oscars, Swedish-born filmmaker Levan Akin’s (The CircleCertain People) award-winning new Georgia-set drama explores the possibilities of love, cultural identity, sexuality and self-expression within a repressively anti-LGBTQ+ society. 


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Venue details

Address

2 Lifton Place, Leeds LS2 9JZ, UK
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Access info

The Union building has step-free access via a ramped entrance at the front of the building. A lift is available from the main foyer to the Pyramid Theatre Screening room, where there are two dedicated wheelchair spaces. These can be booked in advance online, or by calling the box office on 0113 275 2045.

Refreshment info

Leeds University Union has a number of bars, including one immediately next to the Pyramid Theatre. Available from this bar will be a range of hot, cold & alcoholic drinks, as well as snacks including ice creams, popcorn, cakes & pick-n-mix.

Parking info

Customer parking within the University of Leeds campus is possible between 17:00-07:00 on Mondays – Fridays, and all day on weekends & bank holidays. Parking options include the University of Leeds multi-story car-park and a number of disabled spaces close to the Union. Access is possible via the north-eastern entrance next to the Parkinson Building & the south-eastern entrance next to Leeds General Infirmary. For more details visit the University of Leeds website.

Showtimes

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