Kirill Serebrennikov

Cannes Film Festival 2024: the full line-up

By David Jenkins

Yorgos Lanthimos, David Cronenberg and Francis Ford Coppola roll out for France's premiere film jamboree.

Tchaikovsky’s Wife – first-look review

By Mark Asch

Kirill Serebrennikov focuses on the relationship between one of Russia’s greatest composers and his adoring, but unloved, partner.

Petrov’s Flu

By Mark Asch

Kirill Serebrennikov presents a fascinating, intense portrait of a comic book artist who suffers from a strange illness.

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A virus tears through Russia in the eerily timely trailer for Petrov’s Flu

By Charles Bramesco

In the latest feature from Kirill Serebrennikov, a resurrected corpse is just one oddity in the surreal grab-bag.

Petrov’s Flu – first-look review

By Mark Asch

Kirill Serebrennikov’s delirious latest offers a strikingly singular vision of life in post-Soviet Russia.

In a bleak week, two artists have been sentenced to jail time

By Charles Bramesco

Kirill Serebrennikov and Taraneh Alidoosti have been critical of their respective states in recent weeks.


By Iana Murray

A Leningrad rock star takes centre stage in Kirill Serebrennikov’s Soviet-era tale of youth in revolt.

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Summer (Leto) – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

This shapeless, drama-free dirge through the rock scene in 1980s Leningrad has no place in the Cannes competition.

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