Kirill Serebrennikov / RU, FR, CH, 2022 / 143 min.
Kirill Serebrennikov’s portrait of the marriage of convenience between the famous composer Pjotr Tchaikovsky – a closeted homosexual – and Antonina Miljoekova who was obsessively in love with him, detailing the beautiful, talented woman’s demise in 19th-century, homophobic, Russia.
Antonina Ivanovna Miljoekova, a young member of the upper classes, who is as beautiful as she is intelligent, knows the world is her oyster. Paramours abound, but Miljoekova only wants one thing: to marry the man who composed Swan Lake. She has fallen incurably in love after attending a performance of one of Tchaikovsky’s pieces.
RU, FR, CH
Russian, French, Italian
ENG or NLD