World soundtrack awards
Archived: Leto - Summer (2018)

director: Kirill Serebrennikov

composer: Ilya Demutsky
With: Teo Yoo, Irina Starshenbaum, Roman Bilyk, a.o.

duration: 126 minutes
Music/Musical, Youth / Coming-Of-Age

Gala Premières and special events

"Leningrad, one summer in the early eighties. Smuggling LP's by Lou Reed and David Bowie, the underground rock scene is boiling ahead of the Perestroika. Mike and his beautiful wife Natasha meet with young Viktor Tsoï. Together with friends, they will change the destiny of rock'n'roll in the Soviet Union." (Charades)

"Shot in dreamy black-and-white, but punctuated by an occasional hot burst of color, 'Leto' unfolds to the rhythms of its chosen scene, broken by occasional fourth-wall ruptures and archly stylized musical performances." (Los Angeles Times)

"Putin's least favorite filmmaker delivers a spirited requiem for the Leningrad rock scene. It's a transportive, and semi-tragic story about a fleeting past where anything seemed possible." (Indiewire) 


director: Kirill Serebrennikov
composer: Ilya Demutsky
producer: Pavel Burya
screenplay: Mikhail Idov, Lili Idova, Ivan Kapitonov, Kirill Serebrennikov
Editor: Yuriy Karikh
Cinematography: Vladislav Opelyants

production company: Hype Film

More info

dialogue: Russian
subtitles: Eng subt.
Country: Russia - France
year: 2018


KIRILL SEREBRENNIKOV (1969): Razdetyye (1998), Rostov-papa (2001, TV serie), Dnevnik ubiytsy (2003, TV serie), Spisok vlyublennykh RF (2003, TV movie), Ragin (2004), Bed Stories (2005), Playing the Victim (2006), Yuri's Day (2008), Crush (segment "Potseluy krevetki") (2009), Betrayal (2012), The Student (2016), Leto (2018).

Technical Specs

format: DCP

Other festival films by director Kirill Serebrennikov

2007:Playing the Victim
2005:Bed stories


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