"Leto" is a 2018 biographical film directed by Kirill Serebrennikov. It depicts the youth of Viktor Tsoi and the Leningrad underground rock culture of the early 1980's. Tsoi is played by Korean actor Teo Yoo. The film was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
Kirill Serebrennikov pays tribute to what rock and roll meant for his generation, what it inspired and what it felt to listen to this music in this oppressive atmosphere of Russia in the 80's.
A confirmed rock star of the early eighties (Mayk Naumenko) struggles to promote rock music in the declining Soviet Union when another musician (Viktor Tsoi) arises as a new promising talent. His wife Natalia can't help but to be attracted to this new talent... and so does he. This film almost has it all. It features fantastic actors, an interesting story (who would not like to know what was being a rock star in the Soviet Union in the 80's?), a great soundtrack, and some developments in the film you do not expect.