A love triangle emerges around a rock and roll musician, his protege and his wife in 1980s Russia.

Russia 2018
  • Czech
126 min.
  • This film is available until 13. 5. 2028 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

Leningrad, the beginning of the 1980s. The grey gloom of political repression is brightened by an emerging edgy rock movement. Mike Naumenko, frontman of the band Zoopark, takes a singer named Viktor under his wing, a boy who’s soon become rock legend Viktor Tsoi. Shot in black-and-white, the nostalgic but unsentimental Summer evokes the social atmosphere of USSR in the early 1980s. Foreign hits from records illegally purchased on the black market as well as the two musicians’ own songs supply the music to an outstanding movie whose editing and post-production were completed without the director, who has spent nearly a year under house arrest.

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Director: Kirill Serebrennikov
Screenplay: Mikhail Idov, Lili Idova, Kirill Serebrennikov
Cinematography: Vladislav Opelyants
Music: Roman Bilyk, German Osipov
Sound: Boris Voyt
Editing: Yuri Karikh
Production Design: Andrey Ponkratov
Producer: Georgy Chumburidze, Mikhail Finogenov, Murad Osmann, Ilya Stewart
Costumes: Taťjana Dolmatovskaja
Cast: Yoo Teo, Irina Staršenbaum, Roman Bilyk, Filipp Avdějev, Alexandr Gorčilin, Nikita Jefremov, Julija Aug, Jelena Koreněva, Lija Achedžakova

Cannes Film Festival

2018 – Roman Bilyk, German Osipov (Best Composer)

European Film Awards

2018 – Andrey Ponkratov (European Production Designer)

  • This film is available until 13. 5. 2028 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.