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Leto

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  • Tickets: €10 / €8.50
  • Date: Sun, 11th Nov 2018
  • Time: 16:00 - 16:00
  • Duration: 126 minutes
  • Director: Kirill Serebrennikov
  • Producer(s): Pavel Burya, Georgy Chumburidze
  • Screenwriter(s): Mikhail Idov, Lili Idova
  • Main Cast: Teo Yoo, Irina Starshenbaum, Roman Bilyk
  • Country: Russia
  • Language(s): Russian (Subtitled)
  • Colour: Black and White
  • Year: 2018

This wistful, achingly romantic period piece depicts a love triangle developing in Leningrad’s underground rock scene of the 1980s. Based on Natalya Naumenko’s memoirs and informed by the director’s own experiences, it’s a film that radiates rare authority and invigorating passion, a noble acknowledgement of how hard pre-Perestroika kids had to work to hear rock ’n’ roll. Mostly presented in black and white and with some alluring analogue fetishism, Leto is a musical, of sorts, featuring animated (in every definition of the word) renditions of some glam and punk classics. Serebrennikov’s film captures the thrill of being young and falling in love with music.

Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival, 2018