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Leto (15) S

30 Aug
01 Sep 2019

Directed by

Kirill Serebrennikov


From Russian theatre and film director Kirill Serebrennikov (The Student), currently under house arrest in his home country, comes Leto (‘summer’) is a biographical film of the youth of Viktor Tsoi, singer-songwriter of the popular Soviet band Kino and a pioneer of the wider underground rock scene of the early 1980s.  Shot in stylish black and white, it unfolds during a summer of the early 1980s in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), where rock devotees await the latest imported albums and bootleg recordings from the west. Amidst this covert cultural fervour, Mike (Roman Bilyk), a singer with a wildly popular band, lives with his girlfriend Natasha (Irina Starshenbaum) and their baby in a cramped shared apartment. But their relationship is complicated by the arrival of Viktor (Tee Yoo), who has a band of his own.

“Wistful throwback to Soviet rock rebellion” - The Guardian

Please note: Leto contains a sequence of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.