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Petrov's Flu

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Based on the novel “The Petrovs In and Around the Flu” by Alexey Salnikov, PETROV’S FLU is a deadpan, hallucinatory romp through post-Soviet Russia. With the city in the throes of a flu epidemic, the Petrov family struggles through yet another day in a country where the past is never past, the present is a booze-fueled, icy fever dream of violence and tenderness, and where – beneath layers of the ordinary – things turn out to be quite extraordinary.

Set somewhere between reality and imagination, PETROV’S FLU is a visually arresting experience: rough, funny, violent and psychedelic, and yet tender and poetic.

PETROV'S FLU is released in the UK with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery.

★★★★ "Sinister, sensual and surreal" - Dave Calhoun, Time Out

"Pure cinematic punk-rock... Wildly audacious" - Shaun Munro, Flickering Myth

"Breathtaking filmmaking" - Mark Asch, Little White Lies

"A rowdy, exhilarating return to top form for Serebrennikov" - Guy Lodge, Variety

“Skillfully executed and mesmeric” - Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter

“A formidable piece of filmmaking” - Ben Kroll, The Wrap

“A breathtakingly bold and effortlessly brilliant piece of cinema” - Rob Aldam, Backseat Mafia