Petrov’s Flu

Set somewhere between reality and imagination, PETROV’S FLU is a visually arresting experience: rough, funny, violent and psychedelic, and yet tender and poetic. A tale that is going to stick in the viewer’s mind for a long time after the credits roll.


A day in the life of a comic book artist and his family in post-Soviet Russia. While suffering from the flu, Petrov is carried by his friend Igor on a long walk, drifting in and out of fantasy and reality.

Festivals & Awards

  • 74th Cannes Film Festival: Competition, 2021



  • 2021 Petrov’s Flu
  • 2018 After Leto (Documentary)
  • 2018 Leto
  • 2016 The Disciple
  • 2012 Betrayal
  • 2009 Crush (Short film)
  • 2008 Yuri’s Day
  • 2006 Playing the Victim


Semyon Serzin, Chulpan Khamatova, Yulia Peresild, Yura Borisov, Yui Kolokolnikov, Ivan Dorn, Anna Narinskaïa, Nikolaï Koliada


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: ‘
Released: 2021
Language: Russian
Subtitles: English, French
Original title: Петровы в гриппе