Russophiles Unite! A Russian & Soviet Movie Podcast

Leto (Kirill Serebrennikov; 2018)

November 22, 2020

Caroline Ridler, academic and musician, joins Ally Pitts to discuss this musical/drama/biopic which follows the growth of the Leningrad rock scene in the early 1980s, with a particular focus on one of its most famous members, Kino frontman Viktor Tsoi.

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Expect SPOILERS from about 32 minutes in until the end.

Leto stars Teo Yoo, Roman Bilyk, and Irina Starshenbaum.

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Check out Caroline's bass covers of Kino songs over at her YouTube channel.

The show's intro music is Cold by Sasha Ilyukevich and the Highly Skilled Migrants.

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