Petrov's Flu

Petrov’s Flu (Petrovy y Grippe) (2021)

Time’s tricks: fantasy and reality in Kirill Serebrennikov’s Petrov’s Flu first published by Klassiki Time moves in mysterious ways in Petrov’s Flu, written and directed by Kirill Serebrennikov (The Student, 2016; LETO, 2018). It opens – as indeed it ends – with a smiling conductress (Irina Vybornova) on a Yekaterinburg trolleybus in the build-up to…

Devonian

Devonian Fever Trip (Devonsk Febertokt) (2019)

Anders Elsrud Hultgreen is a scape artist. His feature debut Dawn (Morgenrøde, 2014) and now its follow-up Devonian Fever Trip (Devonsk Febertokt) offer real desertscapes and rockscapes repurposed as moonscapes and mindscapes, while made to shimmer with alien otherness by all-encompassing soundscapes. His works offer escapism of sorts – that is, the escapism of defamiliarisation which makes the natural…