Is it the one that has sparked riots?
Yes, when the Swedish-Georgian film premiered in the Georgian capital of Tsibili, right-wing extremist groups demonstrated outside the cinema, which they even besieged, prompting the police to intervene and clear the area. A gay dancer is featured in the film “Tomorrow we dance.” Although homosexuality is not illegal in Georgia, it is considered unacceptable in society. As a fortunate byproduct of this period of time, the movie directed by Levan Akin has grown into a veritable youth phenomenon throughout the country.
Is it, however, still beneficial?
Not only is it good, but it is extremely good. We follow a young, ambitious dancer who falls in love with a colleague/competitor at the dance academy, which threatens both of their dreams of joining the ‘national team’ in Georgian dance, which is required to be masculine and strictly unsexy in order to be considered for selection. A film that is both understated and deeply musical, Levan Gelbakhiani and Bachi Valishvili are incredible in the lead roles of a film that is not just a common love story, but a variegated, evocative tale of youth, euphoria, dreams, fragility, and, most importantly, that dared to stand on his own two feet.
TOMORROW WE DANCE follows Merab, a dedicated dancer who has been training for years with his partner Mary in order to earn a spot in the National Georgian Ensemble. Set against the conservative backdrop of modern Georgian society, AND THEN WE DANCED is a passionate story of love and liberation.