Leningrad rocks! This biopic, set in the early 80s, surveys the Russian rock scene of the time through the experiences of rock legend Viktor Tsoi (Teo Yoo). Great cinematography and an eclectic soundtrack push the movie to tour de force level as it depicts a subculture that serves as a form of rebellion. And speaking of rebellion: director Kirill Serebrennikov, a truly subversive artist, is now under house arrest on dubious charges. May he be freed to make more superb movies like this one.
Director: Kirill Serebrennikov
Cast: Teo Yoo, Irina Starshenbaum, Roman Bilyk, Filipp Avdeev, Alexandr Gorchilin
Runtime: 126 mins