The name Viktor Tsoi is probably as familiar to most Germans as the music scene of Leningrad in the 80s. One can only guess what this time and these people meant to the young Soviet citizens, especially since Kirill Serebrennikov demonstrates their achievements and their importance in his film LETO not by using words. But the images and emotions with which he evokes this time could not be more vivid and passionate and make this melancholic and stirring artist portrait so remarkable. In 2018, in co-operation with the May Festival, we presented Serebrennikov's previous film THE STUDENT, while his Gogol Theatre was a guest performer in Wiesbaden. As the artist, who frequently criticised the Russian government, was already under house arrest for a year, he was able to realise this new work here, which was celebrated by critics and the public in Cannes in 2018 and winner of the European Film Award 2018 for Best Production Design and Best Film Music at the Cannes Film Festival.
Russia, France 2018, 126 Min., OV with German subs
Director: Kirill Serebrennikov
Script: Kirill Serebrennikov
Camera: Vladislav Opelyants
Cast: Teo Yoo, Irina Starshenbaum, Roman Bilyk, Filipp Avdeev, Alexandr Gorchilin, Alexander Kuznetsov, Nikita Efremov, Julia Aug, Elena Koreneva, Lia Akhedzhakova, Anton Adasinskyi, Vasiliy Mikhailov
Picture: Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum
Tuesday, 12.02.2019, 8:00 pm, Caligari Filmbühne Wiesbaden