We’re introducing Night Mode … Try it out with the sun/moon icon at the top left. Or change font settings with the ‘A’ to make the site work for you.
Got it
ICA is closed from the 30 May – 3 June inclusive.
0 / 256
Petrov’s Flu
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Petrov’s Flu, dir. Kirill Serebrennikov, Russia / France / Switzerland 2021, 145 min., Russian with English subtitles, 15

Kirill Serebrennikov (The Student, Leto) recently received a dubious conviction for embezzlement in his native Russia, an apparent show trial condemned by Human Rights Watch and other independent observers. But before he fell victim, the dissident director managed to complete this giddy feature, a dizzying journey into the life, mind and wild imagination of an ailing artist during a flu epidemic.

Petrov (Semyon Surzin) is a car mechanic and comic book artist living in the unremarkable city of Yekaterinburg, and Petrov has the flu. So does Petrova (Chulpan Khamatova), his estranged librarian wife. And so does their young son (Vladislav Semiletkov), who’s nonetheless still hoping to attend an upcoming party. As Petrov’s illness takes hold, he meets the slippery Igor (Yuri Kolokolnikov), a neighbour. And before long, Petrov’s reality – and Serebrennikov’s film – soon begins to blur into a series of otherworldly hallucinations.
£13 Full, £11 Concessions, £6.50 Green/Blue Members

Tuesday matinees: £6, £3 Green/Blue Members

Face coverings are compulsory in the Cinemas. More on COVID-19 safety

All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated, and start with a 10 min. curated selection of trailers.

Red Members gain unlimited access to all exhibitions, films, talks, performances and Cinema 3.
Join today for £20/month.