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2018 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Day 3 – Kirill Serebrennikov’s Summer (Leto)

2018 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Day 3 – Kirill Serebrennikov’s Summer (Leto)

Sadly, under house-arrest since post-production, Kirill Serebrennikov, the Russian stage, film director, and theatre designer would have loved the Croisette reaction to Summer (aka Leto). Following in the footsteps of the Un Certain Regard selected The Student (★★★½ – read review), his eighth film is about real-life rock musician Viktor Tsoi.

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Just under half of our jury caught the film and it appears that this Soviet rock rebel call to 80s Leningrad is the first gem of the competition.

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Kirill Serebrennikov's Summer (Leto)

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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