Tchaikovsky’s Wife

« There’s no denying the ambition or craft of this visually virtuoso film, with Serebrennikov mounting elaborate long takes that sometimes play disorienting games with time and space. »
Screen Daily


The film tells the story of Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s marriage, one of the key points in his biography. His decision to change his life by getting married to put an end to rumors caused a serious mental crisis. When he subsequently made up his mind to separate from his wife, it devastated the young woman and ultimately drove her crazy.

Festivals & Awards

  • 75th Cannes Festival : International competition, 2022




Alyona Mikhailova, Odin Lund Biron, Philipp Avdeev, Ekaterina Ermishina, Natalia Pavlenkova, Nikita Elenev, Aleksandr Gorchilin, Varvara Shmykova, Vladimir Mishukov, Viktor Khorinyak, Oxxxymiron, Andrey Burkovskiy, Nikita Pirozhkov, Gurgen Tsaturyan, Natalia Polenova, Nikita Lebedev, Sofia Reznik, Julia Aug, Irina Rudnitskaya, Peter Aidu


Script: Kirill Serebrennikov
Cinematography: Vladislav Opelyants
Sound: Vasiliy Fedorov, Boris Voyt
Editing: Yuriy Karikh
Music: Daniil Orlov
Producers: Ilya Stewart, Kirill Serebrennikov, Murad Osmann, Pavel Burya
Co-producers: Ilya Dzhincharadze, Carole Baraton, Pierre Mazars, Yohann Comte, Celine Dornier, Frederic Fiore, Olivier Père, Rémi Burah, Dan Wechsler, Jamal Zeinal-Zade, Andreas Roald
Production: Hype Film (RU), Kinoprime (RU)
Co-production: Charade Productions (FR), Logical Pictures (FR), Bord Cadre films (CH), Sovereign Films (UK)

Technical data

Format: DCP / colour / 5.1
Runtime: 143′
Released: 2022
Language: Russian
Subtitles: English, French
Original title: Zhena Chaikovskogo