Rock Goes Underground In Russia For The Leto Trailer


by James White |
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Before the fall of the USSR brought such Western staples as McDonalds to Russia, people had to smuggle in items and celebrate their love of, say, rock music stealthily. The new trailer for Leto explores that era.

Directed by The Student's Kirill Serebrennikov, the film is set in Leningrad, in the summer, early eighties. Smuggling LP’s by Lou Reed and David Bowie, the underground rock scene is boiling ahead of Perestroika. Mike and his beautiful wife Natasha meet with young Viktor Tsoï. Together with friends, they will change the trajectory of rock n’roll music in the Soviet Union...

With Teo Yoo, Irina Starshenbaum and Roman Bilyk in the cast, the film will be out in the States on 31 May (in select cinemas in LA before heading for a platform release in New York on 7 June) and then making it to UK screens on 16 August.

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