A flu-ridden family of nobodies in post-Soviet Russia lives out their ordinary days with extraordinary secrets- the husband is a plumber that transforms humdrum moments into wonderfully weird Japanese comic strips whenever things excite him and the wife is a librarian who has a thing for killing abusive men with a kitchen knife.

Around the World in 14 Films 2022


+++ Berlin Premiere +++

OT: Petrovy v grippe
Director: Kirill Serebrennikov
Screenplay: Kirill Serebrennikov, based on the novel of the same name by Alexey Salnikov
Country: Germany, France, Russia, Switzerland 2021
Production: Hype Film Ilya Stewart, Razor Film Roman Paul and Gerhard Meixner
Cast: Semyon Serzin, Chulpan Khamatova, Yuri Kolokolnikov, Alexander Ilin, Vladislav Semiletkov
Length: 145 min.
Language: Russian OV / English subtitles
Distribution Germany: Farbfilm
Festivals: Cannes, Jerusalem, San Sebastián, Taipeh, Cluj, Munich, Hong Kong, New York etc.
Awards: Cannes CST Artist Technician Prize, Best Sounddesign Russian Guild of Film Critics