“I am inspired and shocked by all audience of the film which stood on their stance and was not frightened”, this is how Levan Akin responded to the recent developments on his own Instagram page.
According to him, he is proud of the fact that despite the counteracts none of the cinema halls refused to demonstrate the film.
“I am very proud with the fact that none of the cinema halls stepped back and canceled any of the planned show and on contrary, declared the solidarity with it. Georgian audience finally managed to see the film. The fight is far for being terminated. I am very inspired and shocked by all viewers of the film who remain on their stance and was not frightened”, writes the Director in his Instagram.
The first show of the film And Then We Danced took place in five Tbilisi and Batumi cinema halls on November 8 on the background of Georgian March, Levan Vasadze, Guram Palavandishvili, clergy representative and other groups’ act of the protest.
According to the information of the Ministry of Internal Affairs totally 28 persons were detained. Two law-enforcers were injured during the incident and placed to the hospital.
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I feel so much pride that none of the theaters backed down or cancelled any of the scheduled and sold out screenings, but stood in solidarity with the it. The Georgian audience finally got to see the film! This fight is far from over and I am so inspired and moved by all the brave movie goers who stood their ground and would not be intimidated.” #istandbyandthenwedanced #andthenwedanced