Director Kirill Serebrennikov

Production year 2022

Length 143min.

Country Russia/France/Switzerland


The film tells the story of Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s marriage, one of the key points in his biography. His decision to change his life by getting married to put an end to rumors caused a serious mental crisis. When he subsequently made up his mind to separate from his wife, it devastated the young woman and ultimately drove her crazy.


Kirill Serebrennikov
Kirill Serebrennikov



Ilya Stewart


Kirill Serebrennikov

Director of Photography

Vladislav Opelyants

Production designer

Vladislav Ogay

Music by

Daniil Orlov


Vasiliy Fedorov


Yuriy Karikh


Alyona Mikhailova, Odin Lund Biron, Miron Fedorov, Yuliya Aug

Production company(ies)

Hype Film, Charade Films, Logical Pictures, Bord Cadre Films, Arte France Cinéma

Kirill Serebrennikov

Born 1969. He is one of Russia's leading theatre and cinema directors and winner of numerous international awards. Serebrennikov made his first steps as a professional director as early as in 1990. In 1998, he emerged as a film director. In 2001, he staged his first production in Moscow. Serebrennikov has staged Plastilin at the Centre of Drama and Directing. Later he worked Moscow Chekhov Theatre, Latvian National Theatre, Theatre of Nations. He has been active in opera staging productions for the Mariinsky Theatre and the Bolshoi Theatre in Russia, Komische Oper Berlin and Stuttgart Opera in Germany. In 2006, Serebrennikov became an art director of the ‘Territory’ IF. His productions have been presented at the Wiener Festwochen and the Avignon Theatre Festival. His films have been screened at the Cannes IFF, Locarno IFF, Rome IFF, and Warsaw IFF, where his film Yuri's Day received the Grand Prix. In May 2022, Serebrennikov participated in the Cannes FF with his new film Tchaikovsky’s Wife.


Undressed (1998), Ragin (2004), Playing the Victim (2006), Yuri's Day (2008), Crush: 5 Love Stories (segment Potseluy krevetki, 2009), Betrayal (2012), The Student (2016), Summer (2018), Petrov’s Flu (2021), Tchaikovsky's Wife (2022).

FILMS 2022