Bengaluru International Film Festival - BIFFES

Synopsis

Merab has been training since a young age at the National Georgian Ensemble with his dance partner Mary. His world is suddenly turned upside down when the charismatic and carefree Irakli arrives and becomes both his strongest rival and desire. In this conservative setting Merab finds himself having to break free and risk it all.

Film Festivals

Awards - Chicago IFF (Gold Q-Hugo), New York's LGBT FF (Audience Award), Montreal Festival of New Cinema (Peace Award), Valladolid IFF (Rainbow Spike, and Best Actor), Sarajevo FF (Best Actor), Odessa IFF (Golden Duke), Seville European FF (Grand Audience Award, Ocana Award)

Nominations - Oscars (Foreign Language Film - Sweden), Cannes FF (Director's fortnight), Palm Springs IFF (FIPRESCI Prize), Melbourne IFF (People's Choice Award)