Archive of films Summer / Leto
Russia / France
2018, 126 min
Leningrad, the beginning of the 1980s. The grey gloom of political repression is brightened by an emerging edgy rock movement. Mike, frontman of the band Zoopark, meets young musician Viktor, who’s soon to become a Russian rock legend… Kirill Serebrennikov offers a visually polished tribute to artists whose music changed the world.
Leningrad, the beginning of the 1980s. The grey gloom of political repression is brightened by an emerging edgy rock movement. Mike Naumenko, frontman of the band Zoopark, takes a singer named Viktor under his wing, a boy who’s soon become rock legend Viktor Tsoi. Shot in black-and-white, the nostalgic but unsentimental Summer evokes the social atmosphere of USSR in the early 1980s. Foreign hits from records illegally purchased on the black market as well as the two musicians’ own songs supply the music to an outstanding movie whose editing and post-production were completed without the director, who has spent nearly a year under house arrest.
About the director
Kirill Serebrennikov (b. 1969, Rostov-on-Don, USSR). Filmography: Ragin (2004), Playing the Victim (Izobrazhaya zhertvu, 2006), Yuri’s Day (Yuriev den, 2008), The Student (Uchenik, 2016), Summer (Leto, 2018)
About the film
Black & white, DCP
|Screenplay:||Mikhail Idov, Lili Idova, Kirill Serebrennikov|
|Dir. of Photography:||Vladislav Opelyants|
|Art Director:||Andrey Ponkratov|
|Producer:||Georgy Chumburidze, Mikhail Finogenov, Murad Osmann, Ilya Stewart|
|Production:||Hype Film, KinoVista|
|Cast:||Teo Yoo, Irina Starshenbaum, Roman Bilyk|