CANNES FESTIVAL: Kirill Serebrennikov finally here in Cannes to present TCHAIKOVSKY’S WIFE

This is the third time the Russian filmmaker is selected at the Cannes Festival
Alyona Mikhailova, Odin Lund Biron and Miron Fedorov
Directed by Kirill Serebrennikov

CANNES, France — The euphoric “Leto,” shown in Cannes a few years ago (and a film everyone in the press room could agree on), “Petrov’s Flu,” in 2021, a hard-to-follow angsty dream of a movie which you might better enjoy on LSD and if you don’t do LSD then it’s OK because watching it will make you feel like you’re on it and this year in Cannes, “Tchaikovsky’s wife” (“Zhena Chaikovskogo” in the ... more >


CANNES FESTIVAL – “Leto,” or the heady days of eighties Russian rock

Teo Yoo, Irina Starshenbaum and Roman Bilyk
Directed by Kirill Serebrennikov

In Moscow there’s a wall, considered one of the city’s landmarks, that's covered with drawings and tags, all tributes to Russian rock star Viktor Tsoy and his band Kino. Tsoy (here played by one Teo Yoo, a German actor who so closely resembles the real-life Tsoy it's uncanny), created Kino together with Mike Naumenko, another figure of Moscow’s rock underground. They gave concerts in a rock club, ... more >