Kirill Serebrennikov is under house arrest while his punk movie musical premieres at Cannes. Kirill Serebrennikov’s punk movie-musical Leto is at Cannes, but its director isn’t. He’s under house arrest after his nonprofit was raided last summer by Russian law enforcement, allegedly because Serebrennikov is under suspicion of masterminding an embezzlement plot that caused harm to the state.
But artists and major Russian cultural figures have said they believe the raid and imprisonment are actually in retaliation for the film and theater director’s candid views on Putin, LGBTQ rights, and Russia’s annexation of Crimea. Serebrennikov is mostly known as a …read more