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  • The film's Georgian dance choreographer choose to remain anonymous, therefore he/she wasn't credited.
  • Sweden's official submission to the International Feature Film category of the 92nd Academy Awards.
  • Levan Akin found Levan Gelbakhiani on Instagram.
  • Having received death threats, the crew had bodyguards on set.
  • Spirited Away (2001), whose poster appears in the film, was the first anime Levan Gelbakhiani watched. Gelbakhiani has a tattoo of No-Face, a character from the animated film.
  • The film was met with protests that turned violent when it was first screened in Georgia due to the country's hardline stance against LGBT policies. Despite the furore, the film sold out its three days of screenings in the capital, Tbilisi, in just 15 minutes.
  • Levan Akin was inspired to make the film when he saw footage of a Gay Pride march in Georgia being under attack from homophobes. This led him to visit the country and talk to members of the LGBT community who live under this constant threat.
  • Lead actor Levan Gelbakhiani was initially not interested in being in the film due to the subject matter and how it might affect him, living in Georgia.
  • Unlike his co-star Levan Gelbakhiani, Bachi Valishvili who plays Irakli is a professional actor.

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  • Ketie Danelia (producer of the movie) stated in an interview with "Radio Tavisupleba", that the Ministry of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia, declined to fund the trip for the filming crew to visit the Cannes Film Festival (where the movie was initially set to premiere), and that they've explicitly specified that it was solely due to the fact, that it was depicting homosexual romance. Because of this, very few people that were associated with the production (basically only the main cast and crew), went to visit the Cannes, on their own personal funding.
  • The filmmakers initially asked the prestigious Sukhishvili Georgian National Ballet for support, only to be declined immediately and told "homosexuality does not exist in Georgia". The head of the company then notified other dance companies in Georgia of the film and told them not to cooperate with it, which severely hindered the film.
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