Passed by the Competition of the last Cannes Film Festival, “Petrov’s Fever” by Kirill Serebrennikov is revealed with a trailer that offers us a glimpse of the visual and sound madness that awaits you at the cinema on December 1st.
Petrov’s Fever was one of the events of the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, where it was presented in Competition. Because this is Kirill Serebrennikov’s new film, three years after the wonderful Leto. But also because the director had not been able to go to the Croisette, struck by a ban on leaving Russia.
It was therefore from a smartphone that he had been able to experience the standing ovation received by his new baby, even if he was not rewarded by the jury of Spike Lee afterwards. But it will be visible in French theaters from December 1, and its trailer gives you a nice glimpse of its visual and sound madness.
Adapted from the novel “The Petrovs, the flu, etc.” by Alexei Salnikov, the feature film obviously recalls the current situation with his feverish hero. But he quickly sets himself apart when he takes the form of a long alcoholic stroll during which his past resurfaces, while the director walks (and us with) between dream and reality.
Even more than in Leto and his rebellious clips (which we think of from the first images of the trailer, with this drawing of a flying saucer that comes alive), Kirill Serebrennikov makes his visual creativity speak with great reinforcements of crazy scenes. While the state of mental confinement in which his hero finds himself plunged echoes his ban on leaving his country.
With clips or more cut scenes, he plays with colors, sounds and image formats. And this trailer gives you a nice preview. But that’s just a small part of the show that awaits you in theaters next month.