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Dunhuang Projected


October 27, 2018 - 7:30 pm
musician Daniel Ho.

Please note: This screening will be preceded by a live musical performance by Grammy Award-winner Daniel Ho and friends.

West Coast Premiere!

Leto (Russia, 2018)

Leto (“summer” in Russian) traces the underground rock scene in pre-Perestroika Leningrad (today’s Saint Petersburg). At the film’s center is Viktor Tsoi, a singer and musician of Korean-Kazakh origin, who came to symbolize the possibility of an alternative future to the Soviet era. The musical, edited while its director was under house arrest, premiered at Cannes this year. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion of scholars and curators from Saint Petersburg, Russia.

DCP, b/w and color, in Russian and English with English subtitles, 126 min. Director: Kirill Serebrennikov. Screenwriter: Kirill Serebrennikov, Michael Idov, Lily Idova. Cast: Teo Yoo, Irina Starshenbaum, Roman Bilyk.