Cannes 2021: forbidden to leave Russia, Kirill Serebrennikov (Petrov’s Fever) experienced the standing ovation … on a smartphone

Maximilien pierrette

Maximilien Pierrette

Cinema journalist

Boulevard de la mort, Marie-Antoinette, Leto, Paterson or Mademoiselle on the cinema side. Bill Murray & Tilda Swinton, Jodie Foster, Park Chan-wook, Eva Green, Joachim Trier or, recently, Adam Driver, on the interviews side: some of his most beautiful sessions and meetings took place on the Croisette.

Struck with a ban on leaving Russia, Kirill Serebrennikov was unable to come and present “Petrov’s Fever” at Cannes. But he lived the climb of the stairs and the standing ovation on a smartphone, and looks back on this particular day.

As in 2018, when Leto competed in Competition, Kirill Serebrennikov was absent on the Croisette with subscribers. Under house arrest at the time, he is now prohibited from leaving Russia, because he is still accused of having embezzled public subsidies with his theater company. Petrov’s Fever, his new opus, was therefore presented without him. Or almost.

Present on the badges bearing his effigy displayed by his team, the director was able to follow the rise of the stairs and, above all, the standing ovation received by his film thanks to a smartphone. And therefore could react to the applause received. The next day, Kirill Serebrennikov came back with us to this particular day, the time of an interview done on Zoom. Necessarily.

Interview by Maximilien Pierrette in Cannes on July 13, 2021 – Editing: Ando Raminoson

“Petrov’s Fever” hits theaters on December 1st:

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