Curated global streaming service and theatrical film distributor MUBI have announced the UK release date for Kirill Serebrennikov's exuberant and evocative musical love letter LETO as 16 August. The film, which screened in Competition at the Cannes Film Festival last year, will be released in UK cinemas and exclusively on MUBI on 16 August. Coinciding with film's release in cinemas and on the service will be a season of music films and documentaries on MUBI.
This freewheeling biopic of legendary Soviet rock musician Viktor Tsoi dives headfirst into the underground music scene of 1980s Leningrad, blurring the line between fantasy and reality and excitedly fusing Soviet post-punk with spirited, colourful, rock hit musical sequences.
Riffing off Michael Winterbottom's 24 Hour Party People by way of Todd Haynes' I'm Not There, LETO celebrates how art can still frighten those in power. This is the latest film from Kirill Serebrennikov, a vocal critic of the Russian government, who is currently under house arrest in Moscow. See the trailer above.