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Leto (2019)

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Critic Consensus: A love story set against the backdrop of a pivotal moment in Russian culture, Leto captures people -- and a generation -- in thrilling flux.

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Avant-garde Russian filmmaker Kirill Serebrennikov (The Student) returns to the big-screen with a tribute to the early years of Russian rock. Leningrad, in the summer, early eighties. Smuggling LP's by Lou Reed and David Bowie, the underground rock scene is boiling ahead of the Perestroika. Mike and his beautiful wife Natasha meet with young Viktor Tsoï. Together with friends, they will change the trajectory of rock n'roll music in the Soviet Union.

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All Critics (58) | Top Critics (16)

An incredibly imagined film.

October 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Don't let the premise intimidate you.

August 16, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

An earnest portrait of a little-known era in music history.

August 14, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Maybe you had to be there, but it's a movie's job to take us, and this one gets only partway.

August 1, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
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It's a playful, reality-bending conceit as well as an unexpectedly poignant one.

July 5, 2019 | Full Review…

If these bands aren't your jam, you're in for a bit of a slog.

June 7, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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