– The new film by Kirill Serebrennikov “Summer”, the audience greeted with applause on the 71st Cannes film festival.
The world premiere of Russian paintings, which was included in the prestigious main competition of the festival, was held on Wednesday evening. After the movie, guests of the premiere a few minutes at a time applauded the film-makers.
Kirill Serebrennikov since August, is under house arrest on charges of embezzlement of budget funds in the implementation of the project “Platform” was not able to personally present his film in Cannes. Despite this, in the hall of the Palais des Festivals, where a fashion show was held, for the Director and the whole crew, a seat was reserved with a sign with his name and surname.
Earlier the filmmakers and guests of the premiere, walking the red carpet, spoke in support of the Director. Actors, film producer, and Director of the Cannes film festival Thierry Fremaux walked with a banner that says “Kirill Serebrennikov”, while the premiere unfolded a poster with the phrase “Free Serebrennikov” or showed worn over a dress shirt with the inscription “#freekirill”.
Due to the changed rules of the screenings at the festival, reporters will show the film the next day, Thursday.
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The storyline of the picture is the story of Dating and relationships 19-year-old Choi, a 26-year-old Mike Naumenko and his wife, Natalia, and the establishment of the Leningrad rock club and record the first album of Choi. The action takes place in the summer of 1981 in Leningrad, where under the influence of Led Zeppelin, David Bowie and other rock stars of the emerging Russian rock. That summer Choi recorded his first album, and Mike Naumenko gathered a group of “Zoo”.
Starring Korean actor Theo Yu (Viktor Tsoi), the lead singer of the “Beasts” Roma Beast (Mike Naumenko), Irina Starshenbaum (his wife Natalia).
In the Russian hire movie will be released June 7.
Law enforcement officers detained Serebrennikov in St. Petersburg during the shooting process of “Summer” and taken to Moscow. As earlier told “Interfax” in the press service of the film, the Director edited the picture, while under house arrest. Cannes film festival runs until may 19. In the main competition of the festival includes 21 films.
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