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Petrov's Flu

Presented by Cleveland Institute of Art and The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque at The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, Cleveland OH

Nov 10 2022
Petrov's Flu

This acclaimed new work is a wildly imaginative, visually voluptuous, phantasmagoric journey through post-Soviet Russia—the fever dream of a married mechanic and comic book artist saddled with influenza.

Russia/France/Germany/Switzerland, 2021, Kirill Serebrennikov

Leading Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov (The Student, Leto, the upcoming Tchaikovsky’s Wife) has run afoul of Putin’s regime by criticizing both the annexation of Crimea and the invasion of Ukraine. But he’s still making movies. Unfortunately, there’s no vaccine for spiritual emptiness and societal malaise. “Critic’s Pick…Paints a bleak, wistful, tragically funny portrait of a man, a people, a world.” –NY

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