Petrov’s Flu18

Directed by Kirill Serebrennikov | Russia | 2021 | 2h 26m | Russian w/ English subtitles | Starring Semyon Serzin, Chulpan Khamatova, Yuri Kolokolnikov, Aleksandr Ilin

In post-Soviet Russia, a comic book artist comes down with the flu and is aided on a journey through the city by his friend, drifting in and out of fantasy and reality. A deadpan, hallucinatory romp through Russian society written by film and theatre director Kirill Serebrennikov while he was placed under house arrest in Moscow.


‘This is some flu: it plunges us into a deeply strange and unsettling version of reality.’
Dave Calhoun, Time Out

‘At once palpably visionary and abrasively obscure, an intensely expressive work which is also deeply embedded in a Russian context.’
Mark Asch, Little White Lies

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We showed Petrov’s Flu between March 5, 2022 and March 9, 2022.

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