A love triangle emerges around a rock and roll musician, his protege and his wife in 1980’s Russia. Directed by Kirill Serebrennikov, an outspoken Putin critic, Leto is a tribute to the Soviet underground rock scene. Serebrennikov was under house arrest while his punk movie musical premiered at Cannes but the film was nominated for the Palme d’Or and won the award for best soundtrack at the festival.
“Putin’s least favorite filmmaker delivers a spirited requiem for the Leningrad rock scene.”
– David Ehrlich, IndieWire
“Director Kirill Serebrennikov is under house arrest in Russio, but in his wild, whirling, often confounding 1980s rock opus moves freely.” – Guy Lodge, Variety