Palme d’Or selected should give you a clue how highly regarded Kirill Serebrennikov’s Leto is. Next month his exuberant and evocative musical love letter is getting it’s UK Release. 2018 Cannes film Festival film will be distributed by MUBI who have released the film’s UK Trailer.
Coinciding with film’s release in cinemas and on the service will be a season of music films and documentaries on MUBI. A Counterculture film which has music from David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed and Talking Heads. Filmed is a stylishly black and white which captures the moment and decadence of the era.
This freewheeling biopic of legendary Soviet rock musician Viktor Tsoi dives headfirst into the underground music scene of 1980s Leningrad, blurring the line between fantasy and reality and excitedly fusing Soviet post-punk with spirited, colourful, rock hit musical sequences.
Riffing off Michael Winterbottom’s 24 Hour Party People by way of Todd Haynes’s I’m Not There. Leto celebrates how art can still frighten those in power. This is the latest film from Kirill Serebrennikov, a vocal critic of the Russian government, who is currently under house arrest in Moscow.
An underground rock band in 1980s Russia navigate a love triangle and the confines of creative censorship in Soviet Russia. Caught between musical passion, yearning romantic desire and a changing political landscape, the band tries to rise from their humble underground performances to make it big.
The film stars Teo Yoo as Viktor Tsoi, Irina Starshenbaum, and Roman Bilyk.
Leto will be shown in selected UK cinemas and exclusively online at MUBI from 16th August.