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. Based on the novel The Petrovs In and Around the Flu by Alexey Salnikov.
Theater, television and film director, he is the Artistic Director of the Gogol Center since 2012. He staged his first play when he was still a student. In 1992, he graduated from the Rostov State University physics department with honors. In 2008, he formed an experimental actor- director class at the Moscow Art theatre School. In 2012, the class becomes the Studio Seven, which is now a Gogol Center full-time resident.
Filmography: Petrov’s Flu (2021, D’A 2022), Leto (2018), The Student (2016, D'A 2017), Traición (2012), Crush (codirected, 2009), Yuri’s Day (2008), Playing the Victim (2006), Bed Stories (2005), Ragin (2004), Razdetyye (1998)