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SHOOTING STARS 2020

Levan Gelbakhiani • Actor

"I put my life in danger for accepting the role in And Then We Danced"

BERLINALE 2020: Georgian actor Levan Gelbakhiani, one of the 2020 Shooting Stars, talks to us about his work experience

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Levan Gelbakhiani's first passion was dance, and at 15, he began training at the Georgian Classical Ballet School. He has been performing with some of Georgia's well known dance companies. His talent caught the eye of Levan Akin, director of And Then We Danced [+see also:
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who cast him in the lead. Levan's acting debut premiered at the Director's Fortnight in Cannes 2019. He went on to win Best Actor for his work in the film at many festivals around the globe and received the Swedish Guldbagge Award 2020 for Best Actor. W Magazine named Levan as one of the most exciting stars of Cannes 2019.

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