Magazine article Screen International

Music Box Takes ‘and Then We Danced’ for the US

Magazine article Screen International

Music Box Takes ‘and Then We Danced’ for the US

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The LGBT+ drama is shortlisted to become Sweden’s international film Oscar submission.

Music Box Films has acquired the US and Canadian rights to And Then We Danced, a Cannes Directors Fortnight entry and contender to become Sweden’s submission for the Best International Film Oscar.

Music Box, which previously handled US distribution on Swedish Oscar nominee A Man Called Ove, plans a 2020 theatrical roll out for And Then We Danced followed by release on home entertainment platforms.

The feature, acquired from Paris-based sales agent Totem Films, is directed by Levan Akin and stars Levan Gelbakhiani in a story about an obsessive young dancer training at the National Georgian Ensemble who becomes part of a triangle with two other dancers.

The film won the Grand Prix, Best Film and Best Actor awards at this year’s Odessa International Film Festival and was recently put on the shortlist for the Swedish Oscar submission. …

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