Reviews for ‘Leto’

“Weaving a glancing love triangle into a poignant observation on the waxing and waning of creativity, Serebrennikov revels in radiant black-and-white scenes of urban grit.”
– Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times

“Leto feels like a dream of freedom, carried along on the New Wave sounds of David Bowie and Talking Heads, and full of yearning for the country to loosen up a bit.”
– Scott Tobias, NPR

“It’s a playful, reality-bending conceit as well as an unexpectedly poignant one.”
– Justin Chang, Chicago Tribune


Fri, Aug 2 – Sun, Aug 4

2018 • dir Kirill Serebrennikov w/Teo Yoo, Irina Starshenbaum, Roman Bilyk • 126 min • DCP

Leningrad, Summer in the early Eighties. The underground rock scene is boiling. Amongst the followers of Bolan, Bowie, the Sex Pistols, and Dylan, young Viktor Tsoi is eager to make a name for himself. An encounter with his idol Mike Naumenko and his beautiful wife Natasha will change his life forever. Together they will build Viktor’s legend and make him immortal.

Loosely based on the lives of a group of Russian rock stars who remain little-known in the U.S., LETO is a gorgeous, rock’n’roll nostalgia trip with a rebellious spirit that evokes the self-reflective weirdness of Todd Haynes’ I’m Not There.

Staff Pick! Joey, Dave: “Looks to be a blast!”

Ticket Information:

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Friday 8/2
at 4:30, 7:00 PM
Saturday 8/3
at 2:00, 4:30, 7:00 PM
Sunday 8/4
at 2:00, 4:30, 7:00 PM

Brattle passes accepted. Special, Usher, and Producer members may reserve seats in advance [instructions]. Regular & Dual Members may redeem passes at the box office pending availability.