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CANNES FESTIVAL – “Leto,” or the heady days of eighties Russian rock

Teo Yoo, Irina Starshenbaum and Roman Bilyk
Directed by Kirill Serebrennikov

In Moscow there’s a wall, considered one of the city’s landmarks, that's covered with drawings and tags, all tributes to Russian rock star Viktor Tsoy and his band Kino. Tsoy (here played by one Teo Yoo, a German actor who so closely resembles the real-life Tsoy it's uncanny), created Kino together with Mike Naumenko, another figure of Moscow’s rock underground. They gave concerts in a rock club, ... more >