Petrov’s Flu

« This surreal trek through a wintry urban hell mixes voices, genres and timelines with giddy abandon, to simultaneously baffling and thrilling effect. »
Variety

Synopsis

Based on the novel “The Petrovs In and Around the Flu” by Alexey Salnikov, PETROV’S FLU is a deadpan, hallucinatory romp through post-Soviet Russia. With the city in the throes of a flu epidemic, the Petrov family struggles through yet another day in a country where the past is never past, the present is a booze-fueled, icy fever dream of violence and tenderness, and where – beneath layers of the ordinary – things turn out to be quite extraordinary.

Set somewhere between reality and imagination, PETROV’S FLU is a visually arresting experience: rough, funny, violent and psychedelic, and yet tender and poetic.

Festivals & Awards

  • 74th Cannes Film Festival: Competition, 2021
  • 65th BFI London Film Festival: Dare Section, 2021

Director

Filmography

Cast

Semyon Serzin, Chulpan Khamatova, Yulia Peresild, Yuri Kolokolnikov, Yuriy Borisov, Ivan Dorn, Aleksandr Ilyin, Sergey Dreyden, Olga Voronina, Timofey Tribuntsev, Semyon Steinberg, Georgiy Kudrenko

Crew

Script: Kirill Serebrennikov
Cinematography: Vladislav Opeliants
Editing: Iouri Karikh
Production: Hype Film (RU)
Co-production: Charades Productions (FR), Logical Pictures (FR), Bord Cadre films (CH), Razor Film Produktion (DE), Sovereign Films (UK)

Technical data

Format: DCP / colour / 5.1
Runtime: 146′
Released: 2021
Language: Russian
Subtitles: English, French
Original title: Петровы в гриппе – Petrovy v grippe