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Georgian far-right groups attempt to storm cinema at gay romance movie premiere

Hundreds of far-right protesters clashed with filmgoers and police at the Georgian premiere of And Then We Danced, an Oscar-nominated film that celebrates gay love. Set and filmed in Georgia’s capital, Tbilisi, And Then We Danced is the country’s first LGBT+ film, starring a gay dancer who is coming to terms with his sexuality. The Swedish-Georgian movie has attracted strong backlash from the Georgian Orthodox Church as well the country’s ultra-conservative groups, which have described it as “revolting”. Several hundred protesters staged a furious demonstration outside Tbilisi’s Amirani Cinema on Friday,...
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Far-Right Group Threatens to Enter Cinemas and Turn Off Film Projectors if This Gay Love Story is Screened Tonight: WATCH

Far-right groups in Tblisi, Georgia are threatening to take extreme steps if cinemas try to screen And Then We Danced, Sweden’s official Oscar submission in the best international feature film category. The film, directed by Levan Akin, is a love story about two dancers in Georgia’s national dance company. It is scheduled to screen in Tblisi on Friday night. AFP reports: “Levan Vasadze, a Georgian businessman with links to Russia’s anti-Western and far-right groups, said his supporters will ‘enter screening rooms in the six cinemas in Tbilisi and turn off...
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Georgian hate groups planning to block premiere of Swedish film that celebrates gay love

Georgian far-right groups are mobilising against the premiere of And Then We Danced, a Swedish film that stars a gay dancer who is coming to terms with his sexuality. And Then We Danced is a tender coming-of-age story filmed in Tbilisi, Georgia, billed as a “Georgian gay dance romance”. It was recently chosen as Sweden’s official Oscar submission for Best International Feature Film, and tickets for the Tbilisi premiere on November 8 reportedly sold out in minutes. But the film’s popularity has not extended to the country’s ultra-conservative groups, which...
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