Archive of films Summer / Leto

Russia / France
2018, 126 min

Section: Horizons
Year: 2018

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.


Synopsis

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.

Anna Purkrábková

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)

Contacts

Aerofilms
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Charades
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France
Tel: +33 661 222 312
E-mail: nicolas@charades.eu

About the film

Black & white, DCP

Section: Horizons
   
Director: Kirill Serebrennikov
Screenplay: Mikhail Idov, Lili Idova, Kirill Serebrennikov 
Dir. of Photography: Vladislav Opelyants
Music: Roman Bilyk
Editor: Yuri Karikh
Art Director: Andrey Ponkratov
Producer: Georgy Chumburidze, Mikhail Finogenov, Murad Osmann, Ilya Stewart
Production: Hype Film, KinoVista
Cast: Teo Yoo, Irina Starshenbaum, Roman Bilyk
Sales: Charades
Distributor: Aerofilms

Guests

Ivo Andrle

Distributor

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