LETO
Narrative Feature | 126 minutes

This film played at HIFF 2018
on 10/5/2018 and 10/8/2018
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Directed By
Kirill Serebrennikov

Produced By
Ilya Stewart
Murad Osmann
Pavel Buria
Mikhail Finogenov

Written By
Mikhail Idov
Lily Idova
Kirill Serebrennikov

Featuring
Roma Zver
Irina Starshenbaum
Teo Yoo
Philipp Avdeev
Evgeniy Serzin
Aleksandr Gorchilin


US Premiere

2018 | Russian | Russia

As the political repression of the USSR enters its final decade, Mike Naumenko (Roman Bilyk), frontman of the early 1980s Leningrad band Zoopark, welcomes a new singer that will soon break out far past the reach of their comparatively underground rock scene. Looking back at the music landscape of his youth, director Kirill Serebrennikov has crafted a sprawling portrait of a vibrant scene alive with the riotous, uncontrollable energy of the era. Filled with an electrifying soundtrack, LETO provides a nostalgic, yet un-romanticized look at a period that seemed to exist almost entirely outside of both what had come before and was yet to come in its native country.